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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Im still (slowly) trying to resurrect the old Cinelli Riviera and have an option of getting new rims and spokes for the Campag hubs.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

I need them to be cheap but also retro looking, so no fancy bling black aero stuff please. A quick search on the web and it looks like basic Rigida. Is there anything out there Im missing

Oh and any tips on removing a seized on durex freewheel, I have taken off the sprockets and still it wont shift


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:27 pm 
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If you are looking for new rims then you can get mavic open sports in silver, think they run at about £20 a wheel. The best retro looking ones are the velo orange p-b-p rims, the cheapest place to get those is freshtripe.co.UK, think they come in at £35 and bar one small orange sticker are completely silver. I have built wheels up using them and they are very good.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:02 pm 
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Second vote for VO pbp's. Nice wheels but I'm not sure how they'll last with daily use. Mine are quite worn on the braking surfaces after just a few hundred miles.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:06 pm 
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Mine are running on a fixed so the wear isn't so obvious, guess as they are shiny they will show wear very quickly. I am sure you could prolong the shine by using soft compound blocks like the koolstop salmons.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:39 pm 
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I'm on a fixed too :D

I'm using soft rubber blocks on mine but have been surprised by the step they have already worn into them. I guess it's the nature of non-anodised bare aluminium rims.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for that, they do look exactly what im after....just need to afford them now :cry:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:15 pm 
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If cost is an issue you should have a look at the silver Mavic Open Sports

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mavic-open-sport-silver/

The hologram stickers can be removed and it leaves you with a very plain silver rim.


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