Daily driver wheelset

Check out these wheels: DT Swiss 350 hubs laced to H Plus Son Archetype rims. The quality of the hubs is tops — spending more money buys lower weight but not tougher stuff. The rims are very strong. This wheelset uses 28 butted spokes front and rear paired with aluminum nipples to keep weight in check.

All silver all the time

I like silver components because they look better with wear. This job used old stock Shimano hubs a rider found at a swap meet. The hubs are showing their age but look great. Less welcome is a dented dustcover on the front hub, which prevented ideal adjustment. I was able to repair the hub with a replacement part and finish the build. The rims are H Plus Son Archetypes in polished silver. These rims are a little bright but will wear to look just like the hubs. I recently compared box section polished rims but Archetypes are my jam. They’re lighter and stronger and look sweet.

But wait there’s more! This is another take on the same rim. I built this wheelset using lighter White Industries T11 hubs, fewer butted spokes and orange aluminum nipples.

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