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Old 08-05-09, 05:23 PM   #1
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Touring Wheels- Mavic T 224 and Parallax??

Hey guys, need a little info. So someone is willing to sell me a pair of wheels with Mavic t224 rims and ' BS parallax hubs' > I know the rims are fairly bombproof and will suit self sufficient touring quite well, but whats the story with parallax for a road bike to tour with, also if she cant find the model of the parallax hubs are they still worth buying on the relatively cheap side 40-60 for the set.??
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Hey guys, need a little info. So someone is willing to sell me a pair of wheels with Mavic t224 rims and ' BS parallax hubs' > I know the rims are fairly bombproof and will suit self sufficient touring quite well, but whats the story with parallax for a road bike to tour with, also if she cant find the model of the parallax hubs are they still worth buying on the relatively cheap side 40-60 for the set.??
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The Parallax hub design was introduced by Shimano in the early to mid 90's on it's mountain bike groupsets. This design uses a larger diameter hub body for increased strength and rigidity.
The hubs work fine for off-road and other heavy duty uses. They'll work well for touring too. Not knowing which hub it is may be problematic if you happen to get a freehub that isn't compatible with a modern cassette but I doubt if that will be much of a problem. If it is, you can always get a new body and do a transplant.

The only other issue you might have is with the width of the hub. Mountain bike hubs are 135mm wide while road bike hubs are 130mm. If your current bike takes 130mm hubs, you'll need to spread the dropouts to get the new wheels in. This can be done by hand on both aluminum and steel bikes. You can coldset a steel bike so that you won't have to struggle to fit the wheel but you can't cold set an aluminum bike. For 5mm, it's not worth the effort, really, to cold set the frame.
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