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Old 03-17-18, 06:17 AM
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SaxoDave
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Originally Posted by Bonzo Banana View Post
To be honest even if your original wheels were rust free it would make a lot of sense to move to 451mm as you then have more choice for tyres and possibly tubes (probably 451 tubes work in 440 tyres but its better to match the size exactly). You can get many new modern tyres in the 451mm size but I imagine 440mm tyres will be quite basic and possibly old stock.
Thanks again. Iím holding out for 451 rims, i think this will be my greatest expenditure. Assuming the SA 3 speed hub i have is ok perhaps i can getvtge rear wheel built around that?
Iíve now taken the bottom bracket off and found bad pitting on one spindle bearing surface. I see new spindles are cheap and mine is stamped with T.D.C No5 Made in England. I see No5s for about £5 online. Is a No5 always a No5 or are there variations?
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