Should I substitute Bianchi or Miyata wheels on a Trek 760?
I just bought a sky-blue, ’83 Trek 760, in Reynolds 531 with Suntour Superbe, and a schlock saddle (for not a lot of money). It is dirty, but will clean up well - except for a pair of TOTALLY mismatched wheels!
The front has a V-section Campagnolo Ypsilon wheel rim with a Continental Supersport (clincher) tire, and the rear has a Ambrosio “Medialle d’or” rim with a Vittoria corsa (sew-up) on it.
Hanging on the wall, I have a good pair of UKAI 700c wheels from a Miyata 710, with worn black anodizing.
Alternatively, I could swap these UKAI’s with the Ambrosio-19 wheel set on my black Bianchi Campione, and put the Ambrosio’s on the Trek
What in your opinion, is the preferred course?
The bike you plant to ride the least should get the mis-matches. You may want to consider offing the odd-ball(s) , you may be surprised as to who may need a match. Similarly, you may want to seek a match whille leaving your match-wheeled bike left undesturbed. The Trek has Superb so there's a relationship so to speak between that group and the matched wheels.
Thanks old and new - The Trek though has the oddballs on it - (the original wheels would have been Arc en Ciel sew-up wheels, now long gone.)
Originally Posted by old and new
I do plan to sell at least the Campagnolo wheel, leaving me with a pair of clincher UKAI and Abrosio's for each of the bikes.
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
I would put a WTB wheelset ad in your local Craigs List. Put the ad under the bicycles for sale category, and not the general wanted category. If you are in a decent sized market, there is someone out there with a wheelset for you.