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 Post subject: Wheelset swap?
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:10 am 
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I have a nice pair of modern MTB wheels and what I need is a nice set of touring wheels.

The set I have is Mavic Crossland, straight and true, straight pull spokes, have been used (though never by me) but VVGC. Braking surfaces look untouched. Can come with tyres (Conti Vapor 2.1s) if you can offer me the same. UST rim strip has been removed and electrician's tape used instead (dual wall rim, no protruding nipples, so this works fine), as the strips had been butchered by the previous owner, but they will be supplied and could be re-fitted. I removed them because I thought they were stopping the Continental tyres seating; it turned out the Contis are just really tight but by that time I'd removed the strips anyway.

What I need is a light-ish, well-built set of 26" wheels, 9-speed capable, with standard type bearings - because I want to convert the rear to solid axle. Decent hubs and not huge rims. The Mavics have fancy pants sealed bearings, which are fantastic but won't allow a solid axle conversion. Also, straight pull spokes and boutique bearings aren't very fixable in the field. Tyres wise, if you can offer them and want to swap for the Contis, I'd be looking for almost-slick-with-a-bit-of-grip affairs, and again, quality is king. WHY?


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 8:09 am 
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are you after disc or rim brake??

and do the crosslands take discs?


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:05 am 
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I have same questions pretty much.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:07 am 
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Sorry - Crosslands are happy with rim or disc. I'm after a rim brake set. And actually I'm considering 8-speed rather than 9.


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 11:57 am 
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ok 8 or 9 speed is the same hub no difference

any pics of the mavic,s?


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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Yes. Sorry, being a lazy git. I'll put up some pictures later today.


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These ones any good? Rim sides are dirty from greasy pads but doesn't shown wear at all. Actually pictures makes them look bad.
36 DT swiss spokes laced to 565 buttery smooth hubs and Velocity aeroheat rims.
Perfect straight and mint. Bombproof set. They've had really easy life indeed.

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I've a pair of Schwalbe City Jet here Rob, in 26 x 1.95" flavour - be ideal for you I reckon :wink:


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Dead Rats wrote:
I've a pair of Schwalbe City Jet here Rob, in 26 x 1.95" flavour - be ideal for you I reckon :wink:



i just got some chap :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 7:45 am 
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MAXTHEROTTI wrote:
Dead Rats wrote:
I've a pair of Schwalbe City Jet here Rob, in 26 x 1.95" flavour - be ideal for you I reckon :wink:



i just got some chap :wink:


good for you, I was talking to djoptix :lol:


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