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 Post subject: Mavic 217 SUP
PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:57 am 
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Might have an opportunity to buy some NOS 217 SUP rims (Ti grey colour ones I think) that I'm thinking would be good with the Obed and Hugi hubs....but I have no experience of them.
Any good and the right time period? 96?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:30 pm 
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I have had several sets of 217's and have never had an issue, even the snowflaked front I used to have that I rode very hard for over 10 years! Lucky find if it comes through for you :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Excellent rims! Fairly light , but strong enough for offroad touring with panniers. I seem to remember fitting them to my Kilauea, which I bought in '95, and replacing them with new fangled 517's in '98


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Is this a joke? Been at the bubbly for breakfast again Carl? How much are you going to have to pay for them is the only important issue, but I suppose we're not allowed to discuss that.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:12 pm 
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No good. So reliable you end up using them and wearing them out.

Biggest thing wrong with them is that they stopped making them.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:12 pm 
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Mavic got it right with the 217 and other than some very minor differences, it hasn't changed much in its other iterations (the 517 and 717).


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Anthony wrote:
Is this a joke? Been at the bubbly for breakfast again Carl? How much are you going to have to pay for them is the only important issue, but I suppose we're not allowed to discuss that.


:lol: :lol: No Anthony...I only have a small glass of sherry at Christmas....
thanks guys..this isn't a wind-up...really don't know what they are like or how much to pay for them :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:04 pm 
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There was a NOS 36h pair on t'bay for a BIN of £90 recently. However, I managed to get a vgc pair of sunsets on M738 hubs for £100....


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Yes the eBay 36h 217's are ceramic too! Will last forever if you don't taco them!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:26 pm 
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Run a standard and a ceramic set, great rims and like above they last ages


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