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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:05 pm 
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after finding my 19" marin felt a bit too much of a stretch, was playing with some smaller frames, picked this, Pacific Cycles - Mountain Expert, up off here and been sitting while playing with marins.

Rode fixed while at college in '80s and always liked idea of a single speed, well found some bits but no spare wheels so have used a spare set from 2004 ish ?. These were originally purchased as a spare set for SWMBO's 2003 Trek as she was commuting on it in Central London and I was forever changing tyres over. They are 28 spoke with a rather modern spoke pattern.

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So, question, can I get away with these more modern wheels ?....just what was wanted from a ride perspective

or I could swap these back onto the Trek, swapping the tyres over and hope she doesn't notice (or question) and use the original Trek wheels on the project, but these are still modern, if a more standard spoke pattern.

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Oh, and the other issue is that she's 9 st and I'm 13.5st (on a good day) and the trek wheels are 32 spoke so maybe a bit stronger for my more "robust" frame

all comments welcome

ps the ss project is still in progress so yes, chain length needs sorting along with ss cog etc


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:27 pm 
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Leave the 28hole wheels on it they look good, retromod. (In my opinion)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:36 pm 
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i like those wheels on it too!!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:41 am 
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me too


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:48 am 
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Are they Round? Check
Do they work? Check
Do they fit? Check


Done


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:54 am 
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unkleGsif wrote:
Are they Round? Check
Do they work? Check
Do they fit? Check


Done


ah, but will they stay round being 28 spoke and my lardy frame on it and still work ?

guess they will still fit..............

seems no one screaming in horror, sorted, thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:54 am 
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daugs wrote:
unkleGsif wrote:
Are they Round? Check
Do they work? Check
Do they fit? Check


Done


ah, but will they stay round being 28 spoke and my lardy frame on it and still work ?

guess they will still fit..............

seems no one screaming in horror, sorted, thanks



My 14.5st have had no adverse effects on my "apparently made of soft french cheese according to many people on here" 32spoke 517's, so you will probably be OK as long as you dont go for that 4ft drop :wink:


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