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Old 10-21-10, 10:45 PM   #1
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Wheel Set: Buy, Fix, or Keep looking

In the process of overhauling an old road bike with new parts, currently at the wheel set. I have already disassembled the old hubs and freewheel in preparation to re-grease and replace the bearings when a friend found this post on CL (link below it for the pictures)


8 SPEED CAMPY/MAVIC CXP 30 Wheel Set! ( price reduced!!)
32 hole Mavic CXP rim's GREAT condition!
Laced 4X with DT swiss spokes
Campy hubs front & rear
BRAND NEW 8 SPEED CAMPY CASSETTE 13/26 BRAND NEW!! ($90.00 value)
Wrapped in new Panaracer Stradius Sport 700 x 23c tires ($40.00 value)
Wheels were just trued up and the bearings spin like butter!
$275.00

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/bik/2011576300.html



*My bike project is campy-compatible.
*Wheel size matches the current



He is a pretty bike savvy guy who does most of his own work so I DO trust him, but figured I would try and get other opinions since it is still a learning process for me.

My question is: is it a (good) deal? Or should I pass and keep working on the current ones I have/ keep looking?




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Old 10-21-10, 10:55 PM   #2
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Not that bad of deal considering the cassette and tires. I'd check to see how much wear is on the rim though. If hardly any, then the price is decent, but if the wear is noticeable I'd talk him down to $220-240, if a lot of wear, I'd pass and if you don't like the tires and don't need it. I'd talk him down to $200.

Personally, I'd rather get buy a brand new Mavic Askium Race wheel which can be had for around $200.
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Fixing things instead of replacing them, is better for your wallet and the planet
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http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2019144207.html

$200 = Rolf Vector Comps, lemond trek bontrager gary fisher

Don't know if it has a campy freehub, but a much better wheel for $200
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It's important to know the specifics of the wheelset you're considering replacing. IOW, you may already have a great wheelset that just needs a little tweaking.
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Thank you all for your input

My current:
Univega Gran Sport tires
Araya 27 x 1 1/4 wheels
Sunshin hubs

Andddd..I dont know what else to add or what other information is needed beyond what I can (barely) read off the parts
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You may have some issues going from a 27" wheel to 700C. Also, your rear spacing may not be compatible since many 27s were no more than 126mm whereas the rear of the Mavic is probably 130mm.
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You may have some issues going from a 27" wheel to 700C. Also, your rear spacing may not be compatible since many 27s were no more than 126mm whereas the rear of the Mavic is probably 130mm.
That's what I was thinking too.

Everything on a bike works together. I've found that you can almost never upgrade just one part. Every time that I've tried to do that I've had to buy something else to make it work. This particular wheelset looks to me like it could be the poster child for that issue.

One other thing. While $275.00 might be a good price for that wheelset, do you really want to turn a cheap old bike into an expensive old bike?
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