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 Post subject: Wheels!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Hi guys,

I am after some 700c wheels and am prepared to pay up-to £250, I want them to be very light, not carbon and be able to cope with extreme climb hills. My plan is to build a new retro racer that is a sleeper that can do just as much as the new boys!!! Any advice would be great!!! I don't mind if they are seconds.

Thank you,

James.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:43 am 
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Greetings;
Wolber 'Super Champion Alpine' 36 hole
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:00 am 
Dirt Disciple
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thanks I shall have a look!!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:16 am 
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I'd go for a classic setup of decent silver hubs (Campag Chorus / Record or Dura Ace if you must) and Mavic Open Pro or Ambrosio Excellence. It looks good on anything. For a slightly more retro look, choose any high-flange front hub.

Campyoldy has Excellence in stock.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:13 am 
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do you want tubs or clinchers?

cassette or freewheel? how many sprockets?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:56 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Do you want make retro wheels or new look for example 20/24 h ??? what is your weight ??

I have a retro road bike and modern wheels, look very good i think.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Location: Chez Vegas, Derbyshire
These are fairly light, take modern cassettes and look retro-ish. Never tried them so don't know what they are like build-wise:
[url]
http://www.halo-rims.com/products-detai ... e=road&c=X[/url]


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rBoTM Winner
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Don't like to put up links belonging to Hilary Stone but checkout these wheels !

http://hilarystone.com/images/sale%20im ... tlanta.jpg


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Its hard for me to see past the Mavic GP4, Campag C Record hubs and a decent set of tubs !

I was running my Vitus 979 on Mavic MA40's - I noticed a good difference when I switched over to GP4's - Or else I am getting fitter !

There are endless possibilites


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:58 pm 
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I've got a mint set of Mavic Helium clinchers, not super light at 1700g but they are super smooth and look the dogs. will throw in some near new Schwalbe Stelvio tyres.
£200 posted


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