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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:49 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 9:31 am
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Hiya,

I'm building a 35yr old bob jackson frame to the following spec:

Ultegra SL rear SS
105 Front
FSA Gossamer Mega-Exo cranks
Tektro brakes and aero levers
Shimano 8 speed indexed frame shifters
S works carbon seatpost
Rival SL seat
Campy bars and stem

I'm not sure what wheels to fit on it. I'm not interested in the looks... more performance vs ££. Choices are:

1) Shimano R500 @ £100
2) Shimano RS10 @ £150
3) Roval Pave SL @ £165

Q1 The roval pave SL come in at only 1625 grams... so they're the lightest. The question, will they also give me speed/efficiency/ride?

Q2 I've been told there's not much betweem the R500 and the RS10 (100 grams), and that it's not worth forking out for the RS10s. Is that true, or is there a good reason why the RS10s are £50 more?

Many thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:58 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
For a bike that old I'd go for some conventional wheels: silver Mavic Open Pros on Shimano hubs. These wheels are generally lighter and stronger than the so-called fancy ones.

Otherwise I fear it will look like 3-spoke alloys on an E-Type.


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 10:24 am 
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I have a pair of campag athena (8 speed) on Mavic MA 2 rims, if your interested for sale £65 +postage as I travel around thte counter I may deliver for a cup of tea.

Great condition, some brake rub on the rims but would clean up like new.

lwet me know if your interested.


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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 11:08 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri May 08, 2009 9:31 am
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Hiya,

Ta for the replies.

I'm building it using a cycle-scheme, so the bits will essentially have about 30% off... but I fear that open-pros will be a tad too expensive for what I want.

I agree that something plain would look best... but I'm not sure there's anything 'factory' built that's plain is there?

I just want somethig that I can ride to town on (as I already have a load of bits spare)... my current £1200 bike isn't someting I'd want to leave locked in town unfortunately.

That said... I also want the bike to act as a 'spare bike' for my end-to-end trip this summer.


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