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    Buy New Wheels or Re-Build

    Hey-
    I have some campy super record low flange hubs and ambrosio extra elite durex rims. The sidewalls of the rims are fairly scratched and the rear hub @ minimum need the bearings re-packed. My question is whether this would be a good opportunity to have the wheels re-built with the exitsting hubs or to buy a new wheelset all together. If it's a new set what would ya'll recommend for a 1980 oeugeot super competition that I'm trying to keep relatively vintage but also use as a regular riding bike (30+ miles per ride).


    Once again,
    thanks in advance.
    zac

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Tear down the hubs. If the cones, races, and spoke holes are in good shape, I would simply buy new rims and DT or Wheelsmith spokes. Set up the rear axle spacers for 128mm O.L.D., add a nice 7-speed freewheel. and you are good to go.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
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    John E "be Good" - Terrific advice.

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    Campy NR / SR forever cadillacmike68's Avatar
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    What John e said except that I prefer Berg-Union double butted spokes if you can find them!
    1978 Raleigh Pro - bought new - me
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