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Volsung

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I hope you got colored hubs.  I just looked at my polished silver White Industries stuff and all of it is corroded and pitted.  The 6 month old headset is so bad you barely read the W on it.
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I have several sets of White hubs that are several years old, and none show any signs of corrosion or pitting.

I live in the northwest, where it's wet 3/4 of the year.

I do take care to keep them clean and wiped down with a little Boeshield T-9 on occasion, but that is a precaution.  I do that with pretty much all of my bike components (and shop tools).  

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Thanks...I keep Boeshield in my garage for about everything except lubing my chain.  Planning to get black hubs...thanks for the feedback. I live in New Hampshire so we see our share of rain and salted roads

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Thanks...I keep Boeshield in my garage for about everything except lubing my chain.  Planning to get black hubs...thanks for the feedback. I live in New Hampshire so we see our share of rain and salted roads


I have a wood shop (Hobby Lutherie), and discovered Boeshield when I had trouble with saw tables and blades rusting over the winter.

I started wiping them down, as well as all of my metal tools, and voila, no more rust problems.

When I took up cycling a few years ago, I brought my T-9 with me, and besides keeping my tools wiped down, I also use it on almost every part of the bike, including wiping down frames, wheels, hubs, spokes, and almost all of the components.

I have an alloy bike on my indoor trainer that has been there for three seasons. I sweat profusely on that thing, and it gets doused in sweat several times a week.

I wipe it down with T9 once a month or so, and it still looks brand new.


The only places it doesn't go are on rim brake tracks, brake rotors/calipers, and anywhere my hands touch (bars, hoods, shifters etc...).  I have experimented with it on chains, but prefer MSW or Squirt there.
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Thanks to all...I am likely going this route....

Boyd Cycling Altamount Alloy Clinchers set up tubeless with White Industry Hubs. They've come up at least 3X from separate sources as recommendations. 

Cheers.
I have that exact wheelset on my road disc bike and it is fantastic. A 28mm Conti 4000s measures over 30mm on the rim. I'm saving for another set for my Willard. The Altamonts are going to be a great gravel wheelset.
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Love my Altamont rims.  [image]

And can be built 16:8, 2:1 ratio, which is cool.

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I thought I had this solved, but I decided to revisit my local Trek dealer and the price point on the Bontrager Paradigm Comp Tubeless Ready Disc wheels and weights is really attractive.

It's so reasonable, I am also looking at the Paradigm Elites...

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I thought I had this solved, but I decided to revisit my local Trek dealer and the price point on the Bontrager Paradigm Comp Tubeless Ready Disc wheels and weights is really attractive.

It's so reasonable, I am also looking at the Paradigm Elites...



I'm curious.  What is it about the price or the specs that you find so appealing?  

And I'm not implying that they are not good wheels, not at all.


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DT Swiss 350 Hubs
Boyd Altamont Lite rims
Sapim Race/D Light spokes

Laced 16:8 Front and Back (better than offset rims)

1610g 

$650 shipped, hand built wheels

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DT Swiss 350 Hubs
Boyd Altamont Lite rims
Sapim Race/D Light spokes

Laced 16:8 Front and Back (better than offset rims)

1610g 

$650 shipped, hand built wheels


OK...I was pricing wheels on Boyd Cycling.

The price nearly doubles. That's exactly why I started looking closer at the Bontrager wheels from my Local. Plus the Bontrager's, like the Boyd's are easliy converted from Q/R to TA when I decide to upgrade my bike.  

Thanks oleritter!
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I can't speak for Boyd and their pricing, but wheel builders such as myself can build with Boyd rims, however you want.  I guess that was my point. 

And nearly every disc hub that I build with is also easily converted.  Bitex hubs to me seem pretty comparable to the Bonty and Boyd hubs.  Boyd started out with Bitex hubs, but now they have their own (made by Bitex, or a similar manufacturer).

One thing about Boyd wheels, is that I believe they build wheels with CX Ray spokes by default.  This adds cost to their wheels, and CX Rays are great, but they aren't necessary.

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I thought I had this solved, but I decided to revisit my local Trek dealer and the price point on the Bontrager Paradigm Comp Tubeless Ready Disc wheels and weights is really attractive.

It's so reasonable, I am also looking at the Paradigm Elites...




I have a set of the Paradigms and they are pretty sweet for the price (found them on sale for about $700.)  However, I have a '15 Diverge and the conversion doesn't work great.  Had to purchase the 135X12 endcaps from DT Swiss.  Clearance between the rotor and the chainstay and caliper mount is about the width of a piece of paper.  Seems to work fine with Shimano discs (although the disc is a little too close to the chainstay for my taste, I haven't experienced any problems with it).  I tried to replace my Shimano discs with SRAM discs and the disc spider rubs the caliper mount.  It appears that the design of the Shimano disc is such that the disc spider is inset just a touch, whereas on the SRAM discs that is not the case and they are just thick enough where they rub.  Don't know if it is the same with the Crux, but something to be aware of.
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