I just picked up a bargain '07 d440 frame and a number of parts as well as 2 pairs of wheels. I'm getting back on he saddle after a 5 year hiatus (before which I rode an Amsterdam city bike and was a little lighter )
The concern I have is with the wheel-sets. They are as follows:
Front: REAL hub, 32 15g spokes with alloy nipples, WTB Dual Duty XC rim
Rear: SPOT hub, 32 15g spokes with alloy nipples, WTB Dual Duty XC rim
Front/Back: SHIMANO LX M585, 32 straight spokes (unknown), Sun CR-18 rim
As a "superultraomgwowClyde" at 355lbs, I'm worried about the spoke count on teh rear wheels. I will be riding paved cycle paths to get started and may venture out into hardpacked dirt trails, nothing technical nothing with obstacles no jumps (yet )
What are the chances that the rear wheels will hold up assuming they are checked for proper spoke tension and trued first out ?
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