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83 Specialized Expedition Wheels, Value?

Old 01-09-17, 09:30 PM
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83 Specialized Expedition Wheels, Value?

I have the original wheels from my Expedition. 40 spoke rear, 36 spoke front, Specialized hubs and Wienman rims. I upgraded my wheels and kept them. I am moving and can no longer keep them. Is there a market for them? What value do they have? I am trying to decide whether to sell them in the moving sale for cheap, or hold on to them and try to sell them later. Wish I could still use them, they are super strong and smooth, but I so enjoy having 9 speed now I can't go back. Hope you can help me out. Thanks for your opinions.
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I'm skeptical that they have much value just because they came off a specialized expedition. It's the complete bike that has a value. The value of the wheels is that they're good wheels with excellent hubs but they're really old and take a freewheel. So sell 'em for what you can get or hold on to them for when you find another vintage frame to build up.
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Are you certain the Weinmann rims are original? Mine has Super Champions (40/36) and that's what's listed in the catalog as well.

40 hole rear isn't that common so I could see them having appeal to someone refurbing their Expedition to original state. Not going to be many of these folks out there though.
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I'd be interested in talking to you about them. What kind of shape are they in, and would you be willing to ship them? Thx
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$40 or so total if sold locally? Guess, but while they are super smooth, as you mention you dont want them because of all the newer tech. There is still value in a solid wheelset, but the market is more limited.
Another option is to donate them to a local collective/non-profit shop. You get a tax deduction and they get a solid wheelset to use when building up a donated frame.
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Older nice used alloy wheels set with nothing special hubs and rims really only $40-50 locally if there in great shape.
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I think in this case, since people do like touring setups, you can likely find a buyer at the $100ish area in a better market. I think the quotes above are low for a halfway decent market.
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Are you certain the Weinmann rims are original? Mine has Super Champions (40/36) and that's what's listed in the catalog as well.

40 hole rear isn't that common so I could see them having appeal to someone refurbing their Expedition to original state. Not going to be many of these folks out there though.
You are right. I went out and looked at them. They are Super Champion rims. Not sure why I thought they were Weinmans.
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Superchampion 58 rims are really nice; so are specialized hubs. The wheels are worth about $50; maybe a bit more to someone who knows that these parts are. These are 35 year old wheels.
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I had some specialized hubs laced to some MA Mavics, back in the day. I liked the rims, but not the hubs that much. I seem to recall that wheelset as being a little slow, compared to a Record or Dura Ace, and probably Superbe Pro set. Still mid -range but don't think Specialized was that successful with their hubs.
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