Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:06 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:57 am 
Newbie

Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:41 am
Posts: 1
Location: Berlin/London
Hello,
I am both new to this forum and to racing bikes- forgive my ignorance please.

I just won an auction for campag chorus hubs with an 8 speed campag cassette, rigida rims and clincher tyres.
I spotted the auction rather late but before bidding, I asked the seller if they would fit on my frame (70s Brian Rourke) with a 125mm rear dropout. He said he thinks so.
However, since having time to look into this combination, I read everywhere that the hub measures 130mm.
These wheels were to replace campag record hubs with mavic gp4 tubular rims, which I have in mint condition and did not want to pull apart to make clincher rims.
Therefore I don't want to change the size of the rear dropout to compensate as if I were to ever sell the bike I would have all the original build.

Also I thought I could interchange the freewheel on the old wheels (suntour 6 speed) with the new 8 speed 'cassette', however I am given to understand that they are different fittings and not possible?? Can I remove the cassette and screw on the freewheel? In any case if I were to replace the casette would l be able reduce the size?
Oh dear, oh dear, sorry I'm a rookie, but happily learning fast!
Any information/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Hel and Brian.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:22 am 
South East AEC
South East AEC
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:39 pm
Posts: 3882
There is no way to change a casette hub to a screw on hub, if it is a steel frame there should hopefully be enough spring in the frame to take up the extra 5mm (2.5m each side).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:09 am 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:03 pm
Posts: 1773
Location: In the village
Hi
You might be able to sell them to me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:29 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:43 pm
Posts: 270
TheGreenRabbit wrote:

. . . . . . . if it is a steel frame there should hopefully be enough spring in the frame to take up the extra 5mm (2.5m each side).



If it is a 70s steel frame, you should have no trouble in fitting the wheels; as mentioned above, there should be enough 'spring' in the frame to do this.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], MSNbot Media, Velodiversity and 26 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group