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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:52 pm 
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Hello all, my name is Kristan and I live in Brighton. I have just dug my old Dawes bike out of the basement to get him operational again. I bought it brand new in about 1984-5. It has Reynolds 531 tubing and shimano everything else including 105 gears. I just found this site on google and wondered if you can help me with a problem I need to get a new back wheel. I have been to two bike shops and they have told me that they cannot get a wheel that fits the block of six on my bike. They have suggested getting a block of 7 and only using 6 gears which will also include buying a new chain. Or buying a new wheel and removing the spindle and replacing with the original spindle and block? I would prefer to keep the original block but would have to get the wheel re-spoked if it got buckled again in the future. Does anyone have any advice or is there another solution? Thanks in advance for any help.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:41 pm 
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what's wrong with the original wheel?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:41 pm 
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jCymbal wrote:
what's wrong with the original wheel?


Some of the spokes are broken it has a slight buckle which the guy at the shop would be impossible to straighten, he said I would be better of with a new wheel. There are a fair few other bike shops here, I will get another opinion.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:47 pm 
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just replace those spokes and get that wheel straight.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:59 pm 
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jCymbal wrote:
just replace those spokes and get that wheel straight.
cheers, will do, just saved me quite a few quid.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:58 am 
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Unless the rim is really crimped it should be repairable. Ive taken some pretty way out wheels to my local shop and he always gets them back in true.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:39 pm 
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At the really worst case you just get them to lace a new rim onto the original hub.


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