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    Bike packing Wheel

    I am looking for a new wheel for my Surly Ogre. I weigh 200 lbs and usually run racks and panniers and do a bit of overnighters in and around Colorado. I was hoping to upgrade my rear wheel and threw together a wheel on prowheelbuilder.com. Would a salsa gordo disk with 32 holes be burly enough for what I want? What about a velocity hub?

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    Consider a 36h. Those extra spokes add more strength then you would think with only a slight weight gain. Even little guys will use them when carrying a load.

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    Try lacemine29.com
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    Ask Richard( very cool guy) the owner at prowheelbuilder he will let you know what will work and what won't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_papa_nuts View Post
    Consider a 36h. Those extra spokes add more strength then you would think with only a slight weight gain. Even little guys will use them when carrying a load.
    Quote Originally Posted by ImaFred View Post
    Ask Richard( very cool guy) the owner at prowheelbuilder he will let you know what will work and what won't.
    Pretty much like/agree with both these answers in that 36H (for me - you make up your own mind) is a minimum for a durable loaded long distance tourer. I dont want to have to learn how to maintain/build wheels more than greasing or oiling (call me lazy) as its time I'm might spend riding. I try to be a do it once (bulletproof) and do it right kind a guy. My current bike has 36 spokes and my new bike I'm building up has as well. I like to get them checked and if needed tensioned once a year and then forget about them no matter what the milage. I wouldnt trust 32H to do that job.
    Some people seem to get away with it, but then I dont even buy lotto tickets. In my minds ear I can hear the immortal words of Dirty Harry "Feeling lucky punk?"
    Hope your old enough to know Clint Eastwoods most famous character.
    Good luck with your choice
    Last edited by rifraf; 03-14-2013 at 01:43 AM. Reason: Clarity

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