MJF wrote:Well - I'm getting between 900km and 1200km before spokes start to pop on a 36 spoke wheel. But I'm another 14kg's on top of where daniel.s is.
My personal feeling is that he's going to end up owning two wheels so he can swap to the 'spare' while the 'non-spare' gets rebuilt.
And are the wheels breaking spokes after you ride off a cliff?? If not, you need to find another wheel builder if this is what's happening. There is no way a properly built wheel will be breaking spokes with so few kms. Our tandem has a lot more weight than you would have and our front 700c wheel that was built by Steve Hog has yet to break a spoke after 15,000kms and the rear which I built myself broke a spoke after only 10,000 due to the faulty batch of DT spokes that I used.
I am having no problems with the 32h wheels that I have built up using Velocity Aerohead rims and Dura-ace hubs.