schuberj wrote:Very nice. Out of interest, did you respace the stays to get the wider hub in? Looking at doing that at the moment and wondering about other people's experiences.cray- wrote:...a bunch of trouble with tyres on the old Araya 27" wheels so gave up and switched to the second hand 700c Most Chall's as below (Pinarello house brand, re-badged Novatec/Joytec ex.Taiwan).
Cheers, I think the difference is 126mm vs 130mm? I actually switched the hub from Campy to Shimano freehub and in the process I combined mismatched end caps to bring it closer to 128-129mm. All I did was slightly prise the stays apart by hand while inserting the wheel. Didn't take much effort, cold setting definitely not required.
The dia-compe brakes also had plenty of adjustment in them to drop the pads down. The shifters are friction, not indexed so the jump from 6 to 8 speed only required some tweaking of the rear derailleur limits. A painless switch, no permanent modifications required.