I have a pair of them that a co-worker gave to me as all his road bikes are 700c. Both have 36 stainless steel spokes, on some larger diameter hubs. The front wheel is laced up funny.
3 spokes from the inside of the hub, followed by three spokes from the outside of the hub. Each spoke crosses three others within 6" of the hub. It looks cool I guess
If I was going to replace the Helicomatic with something more modern. Would you re-lace up the matrix safari wheels with new hubs and spokes, or should I leave those alone and lace up the Super Champions?
I'm primarily riding my Trek 520 for recreation, short commute (7.33m each way) and to pull my daughter around in a bike cart. I don't plan on crossing the country, or even the state unsupported anytime soon.
I'm considering installing something like the SRAM Apex Group. With a ten speed (11-32) rear cassette, and their (50/34) crankset which sufficiently destroys this half step with granny setup.
Anyway, Matrix Safari vs Super Champions? Any opinions?
Thanks in advance.