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Old 10-02-09, 08:04 PM   #1
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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?
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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.
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....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.)

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.
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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.
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