Originally Posted by snowhawk jockey
Brents347 was one of the earliest spoke swaps that I know of.
He and I both used 950ADV hubs, custom rotor spacers for the front, custom hub spacers and Buchanan SS spokes.
Brake rotors have a myriad of solutions, but none of the stock rotors work on the ADV hubs.
His front got 310mm rotors (maybe from 625smc) and a 19" Excel rim. Mine got a 19" front rim, plus a 320mm rotor from 450SMR and caliper spacers from the SD990, to fit the larger diameter rotor. The rear hub bolts right on, no custom work required. I first built my rear with a 5" rim to run 150/70, 160/60 or 170/60 sized tires. I found that I really only run 150/70 so I changed to a 4.25" wide rim and superlaced it (cross three and 90* spoke angle).
If there is real interest, PM me and I can cover ALL the particulars!
Pics that Bofaxrunner took during last spring's ride and repair:
Thanks for the info. Are those the stock front forks? - I thought you had 525 forks for some reason. I take it that there are no rubbing issues with a 19" front when stock forks bottom out? Does a 19" front feel odd on pavement?
I am interested in your wheel project but I currently have my bike budget tied up for suspension work with Slavens. I'm on his waiting list and hope to hear from him this month. I spoke with Slavens and told him I wanted to be able to land 18" of air without bottoming out and breaking stuff but still be supple enough for pavement. He said that should be do-able.
As far as the 2nd set of wheels go, I'm hoping for a setup that would allow me to pull the axles, roll the other set in and slide the axles back in without messing with brakes. I had thought about a 2nd set of stock wheels but it's doubtful they could hold up. What I would like is an orange set that looks like the wheels on Ernie Vigil's Icon Triumph.
Don't know if you all have seen Icon's 1/2 hour video - it's really well done. Alonzo Bodden's talk to the new guy cracks me up!
On a totally unrelated and non-bike subject, I came accross this video series which is pretty intriguing. Here's the 1st in the series.