Hello from the MTB side of the forum! I've just bought these Gipiemme Parade wheels off eBay, they are for my girlfriend's old Vitus 787... this link will probably not work for long, so there are some pics below:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT
I'm in need of a couple of replacement flat / aero spokes... how do I get hold of these spokes, anyone know what type they are (part no etc.)
I am looking to replace the freehub body and possibly the cartridge bearings because 1) the bike runs a 9 speed Shimano set-up and 2) it's really notchy - will any Shimano 9 speed freehub replace the Campagnolo one currently on there or is it particular to Gipiemme? Is it relatively easy to replace the freehub body (I have a fairly well-stocked workshop but no Campagnolo tools - in fact is that a Campy body?). Both hubs have cartridge bearings which appear to be removeble by loosening a grub screw... are these easy to find?
This is from the Park tools website:
Chorus and Record freehubs are held on by the axle. The freehub body holds cartridge bearings. The axle is independent of the freehub.
1. Remove set screw from side of drive side locknut.
2. Hold non-drive side cone with cone wrench. Loosen and remove drive side locknut.
3. Pull freehub to remove. Use care not to loose small parts. Note orientation of pawls as you remove freehub.
... this doesn't seem to concur with what I see - the third picture shows driveside rear wheel as it arrived - please help a Campy and freehub novice!