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  • asterix
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    What makes you buy new wheels, other than because you total them or just because you want something new and shiny?

    I have a pair of 10 year old Mavics Ceramics that have been brilliant. Sure they have a bit of wear on the rims (but not much), and the hubs are pretty knackered. Now the free hub has given up -is it time now?

    Would you:

    strip down and replace the free hub – say a £25 job

    Cut the hubs out and have the rims built on new hubs – what a couple of hundred?

    Get on a buy a new pair of wheels – maybe 300 to 400 ish

    By the way, Anyone know of stocks of 26′ ceramic rims?

    cynic-al
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    Refurbish the hubs for best value.

    asterix
    Member

    Thx Al,

    what do you recon, Hope or XT hubs?

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    are you using rim brakes still ?

    it’s a little bit scary when the rim goes – long shard of alminium thrown off, I imaging potentially could hurt you though it did’nt get me either time I’ve managed it

    So, if wall is well worn I’d replace the rim too (which means new wheel I guess, for value), otherwise rebuild and crack on

    asterix
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    Call me old fashioned, but yes I’m still on rim brakes – its a retro fully rigid aluminium Cannondale frame – so no opportunity to add disk brakes.

    I have split rims before and yes I ended up with big long spiky bits of aluminium sticking out:-)

    This is why I ended up with ceramic coated rims because they last much longer, and give better braking too

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    Refurb the hub.

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