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WTB - cheap, basic 700c wheels (melb)

Postby Alistair » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:49 am

Hi all,

Just after something really basic for my retro road bike. It currently has 27* 1/4, and i have lots of spare 700c tyres tubes.

I don't need anything good/exotic/light. Something old and round in that size will do. It won't get used a lot, and the occasional 5km commute isn't too intensive!

I'm in the eastern suburbs of melb, and work in carlton
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Re: WTB - cheap, basic 700c wheels (melb)

Postby im_no_pro » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:53 am

Hi Alistair

Just be aware that changing from 27" to 700c requires a different brake reach. It's only a small difference, but some brakes will not manage it successfully. Worth checking this before you do the change. We will also need to know what rear spacing you have (or just how many gears on the rear should suffice). Good luck with the hunt :)
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Re: WTB - cheap, basic 700c wheels (melb)

Postby Alistair » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:56 am

Hi - thanks. The reach is fine fortunately. It is an old 12 speed, so there are six on the back. Was considering a single speed, but probably not yet if it can be helped
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Re: WTB - cheap, basic 700c wheels (melb)

Postby rkelsen » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:18 pm

Hey man,

I have a set of old 700c wheels in my garage gathering dust.

Shimano Exage hubs, stainless steel spokes & brass nipples. One has a Weinmann rim, the other is Kin Lin. Can't remember which is which. Rear hub is 126mm wide, and designed for a 6 or 7 speed cassette. I had the rear one trued not too long ago at a cost of $30. They're not perfect, but sound like just what you need.

You can have 'em for $50 if you want. I'm in North Essendon.
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