Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-07-13, 01:16 AM   #1
bobotech
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Spokane, WA
Bikes: Specialized Sequoia Elite/Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Ti/'85 Trek 520
Posts: 2,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Should I ride my Campy wheels or put different wheels on my old road bike?

I just finished a new bike for me. I got a mid '80s gold Trek 520 frame with a complete modern 9 speed Shimano 105 groupset including the 9 speed integrated STI brake/shifter levers. I also found in the goldmine of parts from this lady a matching set of wheels that might have been on this bike. They are nice 105 hubs with 32 spoke front and 36 spoke rear Campy Munchen 72 rims. The wheels are beautiful.

I rode the bike today after finishing it and loved it. So comfortable and I felt at home on the touring frame geometry.

The kicker is that I am a 350+ clyde and I am concerned that I might ruin these wheels. Would you suggest using another set for the bike or should they be strong enough for my conservative riding habits? I don't hit potholes, curbs, debris. I only ride on pavement or once in a great while, a tiny bit of smooth gravel. I lift out of my seat for problem areas.

I just like the idea of riding on nice wheels but if you think that I should put one of my spare sets in place, I will do that. I have say a set of deep v Matrix rims on 105 hubs. They don't match the vintage look of the bike but should be strong.

What would you do?
bobotech is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:24 AM.