David from London asked me to build him a wheelset around a set of Hope Mono RS hubs he owned. The hubs needed the freehub changed and the internals cleaned and re-lubed. I built them on the new Mavic Open Pro UST rims using Sapim Race spokes laced 3X rear 32H and 2X front 28H.
Mark from York wanted a sturdy and super reliable set of hand-built thru-axle disc-specific wheels for riding the 2017 London Edinburgh London (LEL) 1400km (800+ miles) audax. I went with my favourite hubs and rims suggestion which was a DT Swiss 350 142 x 12mm thru axle rear and SON Delux 12 front dynamo laced to DT Swiss 411 disc rims with Sapim Race spokes in a 32/32 3X configuration. The wheels came out just under 2kg. Best of luck to Mark!
With the UK’s premier audaxing event, London Edinburgh London, taking place this summer, I’ve been asked for quite a few dynamo builds, most of which I’ve not had the chance to take photos of, though here are some I did manage to photograph before sending during April and May:
Greg’s DT Swiss RR511 32mm deep rim laced to a SON 28 with silver CX-Ray spokes.
Charlotte’s Mavic Open Pro rim laced to an SP Dynamo PV-8 with black Sapim Race spokes.
Mark’s Ryde DP Comp Disc rim laced to an SP Dynamo PD-8 with black Sapim Race spokes.
Smart dynamo disc brake build for Alex in London. Shutter Precision PD-8 disc dynamo laced to a DT Swiss RR411DB asymmetric rim using Sapim Race black spokes. Total weight: 1035g.
A solid set of training / winter wheels for Stuart in Slough: DT Swiss R460 23mm tubeless ready alloy rims laced 3X to Shimano Ultegra hubs with Sapim Race black spokes.
Re-built a set of Chris King R45 hubs onto new DT Swiss RR440 rims (asymmetric rear). Laced with Sapim Race spokes – 32-spokes per wheel and weighing in under 1700g. The best alloy rims you can get… close tie with perhaps HED Belgium’s in terms of roundness / manufacturing quality.
Sturdy build for Chris in Derbyshire last week: Miche Syntesi hubs laced to Ryde Sputnik 36-spoke rims using Sapim Race spokes.
One of last week’s builds for Jamie in London – a beautiful audaxing wheelset for a Genesis Datum: Velocity Aileron 28mm deep disc rims laced to a SON 28 15mm thru axle dynamo front and Shimano XTR standard QR on the rear. Used Sapim Race spokes and brass nipples.
Classy build for Roger in Cheshire: Chris King R45 hubs laced to Ambrosio Excellight rims with Sapim Race spokes. Total weight: 1642g.
A new back wheel for Rob in Derby: DT Swiss RR440 asymmetric rim laced to a DT 350 Classic hub with Sapim Race spokes – 32-spokes and 3X lacing. Total weight: 957g.