So I’ve got the chance to get a used Schlumpf hub, which I simply cannot refuse. I decided to build a wheel around it. The only compatible frame in my collection is a KH26, so a 26" guni it will be. The guni will be ridden mostly on an urban road (for commuting), I’ll keep the original wheel if I need to convert it back to a muni.
Components of the wheel is more or less determined, but I’m still posting them here in case I’ve made some bad decisions. Any input is welcome!
The rim is from Nextie. Despite some of us had an unpleasant story on their 36" rims, I think for more regular rim sizes their products are reputable and reliable. The most important thing is, they can make it 36-hole. It will be a carbon wheel, 40mm wide (31mm inner). 550g.
As the rim is hookless (can’t really find a hookful 26" rim), I’m gonna put a foldable Maxxis DTH tire on it. The tire has 2.15" or 2.3" width, I chose 2.3" for better stability. It also has the EXO option, but I reckon I won’t like the look of the tan wall paired with the blue KH frame; plus I probably do not need its extra puncture protection on a city road. It weighs 650g. Paired with a tried and trusted Maxxis Ultralight (0.6mm) tube, weighed at 127g.
Spokes will be Sapim Race steel double-butted, nothing fancy at about 200g.
Theoretically the wheel will be around 3000g. Not really light as the Schlumpf hub is super heavy, but it does not contribute much to the rotational inertia, so I’m pretty looking forward to its performance.
To complete the wheel there still has to be the cranks, the pedals and a rotor. For the cranks I’m thinking KH Spirit 117/137 double hole, but could it be too short for a guni? I also would like to try carbon pedals (with titanium axle). There aren’t many discussions about them here, does anybody have experience with them on a unicycle? Are they durable, do they worth the money?
Again, much appreciated for your input!