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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 10:24 pm 
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Hi,

I've been pointed here from STW.

I've Just brought myself a RIH Mistral to restore, its actually in ok condition other than the rear wheel. I'm wondering whether to buy a new wheel or get the old ones rebuilt (multiple missing spokes) but 105 hubs.

However I'm unsure on compatibility, would a modern cassette run with the current r.mech/chain/shifters & cranks? or if I get the wheel rebuilt what cassette would I need? any pointers would be greatfully received.

Oh and was it a good deal @ £77? :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 11:30 pm 
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On your 1st Q: depends on how damaged it is and you are good at DIY.

On Q #2: I have not much knowledge on modern stuff, but I would think it depends on what kind of freehub it is and what spacing it uses.

Concerning 3rd Q: it doesn't sound like you overspent on the RIH, unless the cassette and wheel repair is going to set you back a couple hundreds :wink: Not so likely I would think.

The RIH Mistral is a bike by RIH Covee of Limburg, The Netherlands. Dutch RIHs were made in Amsterdam (the originals), Groningen (small series by Fongers) and Venlo, Limburg (acquired the rights on the name in the early 70s). Amsterdam RIH is still crafting fine frames, but is renamed RIH-Sport nowadays. Sadly it is unsure whether they will be allowed to use the name in future.

To confuse matters even more: there also exist an Austrian Rih


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 1:11 pm 
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Thanks for the background info on the manufacturer.

The rear wheel just appears to need some missing spokes replacing, I could probably tackle those. Its what type of Cassette that I would need that concerns me.

The kit on the bike all appears to be 1984 Shimano 105, I would post a picture but I'm not at the magic 5 posts yet 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 2:10 pm 
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1984 sounds like UG era. In that case a modern cassette won't work. Get up a pic :)


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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:51 pm 
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Pics:

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Rear wheel:
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Can someone please help ragarding the cassette that I would need to go on the above hub?


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:06 pm 
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You need a screw on cassette. Probably six speed. Possibly SJS Cycles have them or maybe Mario De Fietsenmaker in NL.


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I see SJS has them. Both 5s and 6s.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/freewheels-dept75_pg1/


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:24 pm 
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Thanks for the info.


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