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Old 06-22-21, 04:35 PM
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Heliocomatic hub rebuilding??

I have just purchased a little used 1983 Peugeot UO 14 with a replacement rear wheel. Also included was the original helicomatic wheel with the nice Weinmann concave rim. Unfortunately the hub was destroyed with 4 bent spokes and 3 that ripped out the rim. The 13-30 freewheel looks nice as does the classy rim. I was gifted a Park truing stand for Christmas. Why would I not want to buy an eBay hub and try my first wheel rebuild on my first French bike? I see a couple at reasonable prices considering what the bike cost me. Iíve probably done more stuff that was less advised, and then there is the simplex drivetrain while I have a bunch of Suntour stuff. My time is cheap, and education is fun and reliability is not much of a concern. Thoughts?
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