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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:24 pm 
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I've recently bought a vitus 979 with wheels with tubular rims. I want new wheels, but the rear drop out is spaced 126mm. Does anyone know how easy it is to find a rear wheel with 126mm spacing? i've been offered a wheel with mavic open 4 cd rim, sapim race spokes, a mavic 9007d hub and a new unused sachs freewheel. The price I've been offered is a little out of my price range, but if its really worth it, I'll go for it. Could anyone approximate would a good price for this wheel might be?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:10 am 
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Wheels for 126mm OLD are still readily available: anything which accepts a screw-on freewheel.

I don't have the knowledge to put a price on the wheel you've been offered, although the components are all good quality; I would wildly guess around the £100 mark.

How much is being asked? What is your budget? Do you need a new freewheel? Sticking with tubs or switching to clinchers?

I've got some wheels and freewheels gathering dust: let me know what you're after and I'll see what I have.


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I would sell the wheels that you have - they themselves could fetch a decent amount and fund clincher replacements. The rear wheel you have been offered sounds good quality, but I would bide your time and get a matching pair.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Agree with Matt about the wheels, best to wait for a pair.
Are you going to try and build it to a theme...all mavic or campag, etc?
If the hubs on the wheels you have are ok, you could just replace the rims (assuming the spokes can be re-used, i.e. the correct length)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Like these


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAMPAGNOLO-70 ... 500wt_1361


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:15 am 
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FWIW it's possible to respace a 130mm hub down to 126mm - if you then redish the rim accordingly - giving you the option of 8/9/10 speed. I have done this to a Vitus 787 myself.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:42 am 
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Matt

Those are nice wheels :) nice headset on his other items but a tad expensive....

Nice find :D

Shaun


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