I have a LeTour that I would like to do some work on but am having some problems finding and understanding what parts to buy. I am familiar with the newer components but not too familiar with the older compnents. It's 6-speed with original Suntour components with downtube shifters. I basically use it to get around town with but it needs some work.
The rear axle is bent and while I could replace the axle I am going to build a whole new wheelset. When I rebuilt the hubs I noticed that axle was bent but since it is my only bike I needed to use it the next day to get to work. Since I have been riding bent axle and I have noticed some grinding so I figure that the hub is probably shot. I have a set of NOS UKAI 36 hole tubulars that I may or may not use for the build the problem is I can't find a set of 126mm hubs. I thought about just using some Pyramid hubs but am confused by the different "guages" that I see listed. I don't understand what "guage" refers to. Could anyone recommend a set of rear hubs to use for the build? I have seen some by Bulletproof but I really don't know anything about older equipment and finding replacement parts for older bikes. There is only one bike shop around here and they really don't seem to know what they are talking about either. I want to keep the bike as a 6-speed with the original shifters because it's a great bike.