Road bike repairs/ upgrades
After a collision last well I find myself needing the following….
New front wheel (or 28 spoke rim and rebuild)
Some bar tape (i like bare hands sometimes)
Bike was about #600 a few years ago so no mega bucks stuff but the bike fits and rides well enough for another year our two s use on 20-50 mile solo rides. Am happy to flatter it a bit.
I weigh about 95kg at the moment and that is creeping down so I don’t do flimsy but don’t like really heavy clunky stuff either.
I was wondering about a pair of wheels at about #200 in the sales have to be campag friendly and usable for 9spd with a spacer if needed.
Anyone got any buy this/avoid that/general guidance.
Buy #4000 road bike not an option regretably!!!!Posted 4 years ago
Pickers am in Hampshire.
Al I know its a mismatch but with a budget big s front wheel being #55 and the positive impact of saved wheel weight compared to virtually any other upgrade it makes more sense than any other upgrade to me. Even if its incongruous!
Maybe I will get the lbs to quote to hand build on to the current hub.Posted 4 years agoshedfullMember
Building a new rim onto a current hub probably isn’t going to be cost effective. You’ll probably be charged £20+ for the rim, around £1 per spoke and £30 to build it. It’s going to be more cost effective to buy a pre-built wheel.
I don’t agree that £200 is too much to spend on wheels for a £600 bike. You can probably get a set of Mavic Aksiums for £220 and then you’ve got some nice wheels on your bike. When the groupset gets tired, swap that for a better one then save up for a better frame. Before long, you’ve got a good bike bought in instalments.Posted 4 years agorootes1Member
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