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Old 12-16-14, 03:47 PM
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Taylor Wheels? -- A learning project

I have an old bike in my garage that I've been thinking about rebuilding as a learning project for myself. The wheels, however, are very rusty, so I'd like to replace rather than rebuild them. I found these wheels from Taylor Wheels on Amazon: Robot Check. Can anyone comment on the quality of this builder or these components? Any recommendations for alternates?

A couple of notes that may or may not matter:
- I'm not completely wed to the dynamo hub on the front wheel, but this wasn't that much more than the set without one.
- The bike is a Giant Option, circa 1993, with 700c wheels. I think the frame is hi-tin steel. Current tires are 32mm. Right now it is set up as a 2/6 freewheel. I'm thinking about possibly converting it to a 1x8 free hub. Not sure yet.
- Some day I'd like to learn to build wheels, but I'm not ready for that yet. I've only just recently gotten confident with things like adjusting hubs and recabling brakes and shifters.

Here are the specs on the wheels listed above:
High quality wheel set with hub dynamo and cassette hub by Shimano

Rim:
The Rigida ZAC2000 is first choice if you are looking for a goodvalueand reliable double-wall rim with eyelets

- 28- inch double-wall
- ETRTO size: 622-19
- Material: alloy
- Eyelets
- 36 holes
- Light weight and buckling resistant
- valve stem: 8.5 mm (6.5 mm)
- Recommended tyre size: 28 - 51 mm
- Weight: 610g
- Colour: silver polished

Spokes:
High quality and reliable Nirosta spokes

- Nirosta (high-alloyed, stainless steel)
- spokes: 2.00 mm
- nipples: 2.00 mm
- Colour: silver

Hub front wheel:
Light weight and compact hub dynamo with high efficiency

- SHIMANO DH-3N20 hub dynamo
- Alloy
- Double grinding seal
- Very low roll resistance
- Power: 6V / 3W
- Plug connector included
- Axle with acorn nuts
- 36 holes
- Colour: polished silver

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Hub rear wheel:
Lightweight and sealed Acera hub for 8/9 speed cassette

- SHIMANO Alivio FH-RM60 rear wheel hub
- Alloy
- Grinding seal
- Quick release skewer
- 36 holes
- 8/9 speed
- also available: 7-speed adapter (not included)
- Colour: silver


Weight front wheel: 1.68 kg
Weight rear wheel: 1.28 kg

All our offered wheels are centred and ready for installation on your bike. You will receive appropriate fastening hardware for each wheel. (Quick release or matching nuts).

Thanks for any advice you care to offer.
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Pretty sure that rear wheel has a 135mm hub. What's the spacing on your frame? If it's close,you should be able to get it in,otherwise you'll need to cold-set(ie,very carefully bend) the frame.
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Originally Posted by dynaryder
Pretty sure that rear wheel has a 135mm hub. What's the spacing on your frame? If it's close,you should be able to get it in,otherwise you'll need to cold-set(ie,very carefully bend) the frame.
Ah, I hadn't thought about that. I'll measure it tomorrow. If too narrow, I think I'll look for a different wheel. Bending the frame sounds scary to this newb!
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10x1 steel axle is common in mid cost shimano hubs .

It comes apart.

get a shorter axle, remove a 5mm spacer and re dish the wheel , a bit more, and its a 130.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
10x1 steel axle is common in mid cost shimano hubs .

It comes apart.

get a shorter axle, remove a 5mm spacer and re dish the wheel , a bit more, and its a 130.
Cool. I didn't know you could do that. We do have some spare axles around the co-op. Might look into that if my frame won't accommodate. 135. (still haven't measured it yet.)
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