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Interested in Purchasing - Ultegra 6600 Wheelset - $175

Old 08-25-17, 03:15 PM
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Interested in Purchasing - Ultegra 6600 Wheelset - $175

What kind of deal is this? I am looking for some wheels to put on my Ironman.

https://offerup.com/item/detail/311846651/?ref=Chat

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Asking price says $275, are you intending to bid $175? $275 is way more than I'd pay for a used wheel set like that. Also, is your Ironman set up to take that rear hub? I'd keep looking.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
is your Ironman set up to take that rear hub? I'd keep looking.
^This. Are you using 8,9 or 10 speed shifters and cassette along with the necessary components that make it all work? These may be in good shape but used wheels go cheap more so if it has hubs 2 generations back. When is the last time someone turned the nipples? I am thinking these are 10 years old which of course doesn't mean bad just overpriced, this is C&V after all.

Brand new 6800 wheels can be had for $280 from a US store. Not the lightest wheels but darn good for the price. Shimano Ultegra 6800 Tubeless Wheelset > Components > Wheels > Road Wheels | Jenson USA


$275 is dream land which is why they have been posted for a month.
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Frankly I don't care much for those low spoke count wheels a V rims. While they may be lighter and faster they do not ride as well as a traditional 32 or 36 spoke wheel. If your running 7spd and buying newer wheels you will need a 4.5mm spacer between the cassette and hub.

Bike Island usually has some nice wheels at decent prices.

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Bike Island has good prices; so does Velomine.

This is pretty sweet if looking for 130 mm rear:

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=2723


There are not a lot of choices out there for new wheelsets if looking for 126 mm. Tough to beat these price wise at $109 but they do take a freewheel:

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=2114

You can find an indexing shimano compatible 7 speed freewheel for your ironman.

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By all accounts those are some good wheels. If your 89 Ironman is still stock, put a 8,9, or10 speed cassette on that Ultegra 6600 wheelset , turn the switch to friction on your shifters and enjoy the ride.
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Pass on the used Ultegra wheelset. As mentioned above, Velomine (my personal fave before I started building my own wheels) or Bike Island will give you NEW, Warranteed wheels for pretty much the same price.

Any 130 wheel will fit easily into your Ironman frame, done it dozens and dozens of times with no problems. As Tex said, get a 10 speed cassette and new chain and set your shifters to friction (or buy a set of 10 speed indexed ones) or use a 7 speed cassette and a 4.5mm spacer.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
Asking price says $275, are you intending to bid $175? $275 is way more than I'd pay for a used wheel set like that. Also, is your Ironman set up to take that rear hub? I'd keep looking.
He agreed to 175
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
Asking price says $275, are you intending to bid $175? $275 is way more than I'd pay for a used wheel set like that. Also, is your Ironman set up to take that rear hub? I'd keep looking.
I'm aware of that. I am going to convert spread the stays.
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Originally Posted by tmh657 View Post
^This. Are you using 8,9 or 10 speed shifters and cassette along with the necessary components that make it all work? These may be in good shape but used wheels go cheap more so if it has hubs 2 generations back. When is the last time someone turned the nipples? I am thinking these are 10 years old which of course doesn't mean bad just overpriced, this is C&V after all.

Brand new 6800 wheels can be had for $280 from a US store. Not the lightest wheels but darn good for the price. Shimano Ultegra 6800 Tubeless Wheelset > Components > Wheels > Road Wheels | Jenson USA


$275 is dream land which is why they have been posted for a month.
Thanks. If you have some suggestions for wheels, I am open to anything that is light and aren't deep.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Bike Island has good prices; so does Velomine.

This is pretty sweet if looking for 130 mm rear:

H + plus Son TB14 Polished Silver - Shimano 5800 105 - DT Champ [0072774740895] - $199.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike


There are not a lot of choices out there for new wheelsets if looking for 126 mm. Tough to beat these price wise at $109 but they do take a freewheel:

Sun M13 Silver 36h 126mm fits 5 6 7 speed Vintage Road Bikes [072774731008] - $109.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike

You can find an indexing shimano compatible 7 speed freewheel for your ironman.
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My 89 Ironman has a 7 speed uniglide cassette. It sounds like I'm SOL. I plan on changing a lot. New wheels with a hyperglide cassette seems like the best option.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
By all accounts those are some good wheels. If your 89 Ironman is still stock, put a 8,9, or10 speed cassette on that Ultegra 6600 wheelset , turn the switch to friction on your shifters and enjoy the ride.
Hey, I think we had a conversation about this a while back in the Ironman thread. I think you had a similar dilemma. I have the bit the bullet and am getting new wheels. Haha
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Pass on the used Ultegra wheelset. As mentioned above, Velomine (my personal fave before I started building my own wheels) or Bike Island will give you NEW, Warranteed wheels for pretty much the same price.

Any 130 wheel will fit easily into your Ironman frame, done it dozens and dozens of times with no problems. As Tex said, get a 10 speed cassette and new chain and set your shifters to friction (or buy a set of 10 speed indexed ones) or use a 7 speed cassette and a 4.5mm spacer.
Thanks! That was kind of the game plan for now.

Maybe my wife will get me the 10 speed Dura Ace downtube shifters for Christmas

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Originally Posted by MookieBlaylock View Post
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My 89 Ironman has a 7 speed uniglide cassette. It sounds like I'm SOL. I plan on changing a lot. New wheels with a hyperglide cassette seems like the best option.
You might as well spread the frame to 130 and then you'll have a lot of choices on wheels. You can run 7 on the back with a spacer on a 130 mm rear wheel.

The sun wheelset will works as well. You just need to pick up a 7 speed shimano compatible freewheel which is pretty much every freewheel sold today and that will work just fine with your shifters.
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Ah. If the wheels are basically solid but limiting you to 7 speeds, for about $30 you can buy an 8-9-10 speed freehub and install it very easily, then redish the wheel. I've done it without using a long axle, too. So, there's that option.
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