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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Changing hubs without removing tires?
I'm considering buying a set of older tubular rims for a lightweight racing set, and some of the good rims on ebay are already built up to hubs I can't use but have tires I'd rather not reglue (assuming the glue job passes my visual inspection).
So the question is: Can I just unscrew the nipples and thread the new spokes with new hubs right into them so I don't have to take the tire off, or am I just being a lazy @$$?
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