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Phil wood hubs rolling with Mavic MA40s

Old 10-13-14, 09:39 PM
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Phil wood hubs rolling with Mavic MA40s

I have been creeping around these forums for some time and finally decided to get an account to ask for some help. I have some phil wood/MA40 rims that I took off my 87 Cannondale. These wheels roll buttery smooth, but they didn't have the capacity for more than 7 speeds. The braking surfaces on the rims are good. I was hoping you guys would know about what they are worth.




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Old 10-14-14, 04:11 AM
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I do not know what the rims are worth. However, if the BF Members give you an idea of the worth, and you are willing to ship to Dayton Ohio, I would be willing to buy them. I have two builds waiting for a 7 speed wheelset.
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The Phil Wood hub/MA40 combination will make it easy to sell, as the combination results in a very good quality, strong and versatile wheelset which can bridge across both sport and tour riding.. It will all come down to condition. If the anodizing wear at the braking surfaces is minimal/negligable, you will get good prices, maybe up to 150/160 bucks. In NOS/mint condition, maybe i80+ bucks. but a lot of wear and or dings scratches will take away a good chunk of value, maybe only up to 100 bucks at most.
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It's hard to tell from the pictures but there looks to be a lot of wear on the braking surfaces. Also (and very importantly) how true are the wheels? Pretty much impossible to tell unless you are a local buyer. Spoke tension tends to get poor over time. The hubs are pretty much indestructible. I'd value the wheels mainly for the hubs. I'm not willing to pay much for used wheels unless I trust the seller or I can visually inspect the wheels.

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Originally Posted by tronzo86 View Post
I have been creeping around these forums for some time and finally decided to get an account to ask for some help. I have some phil wood/MA40 rims that I took off my 87 Cannondale. These wheels roll buttery smooth, but they didn't have the capacity for more than 7 speeds. The braking surfaces on the rims are good. I was hoping you guys would know about what they are worth.
How do you plan on getting more than 7 speeds on your 'dale? Spreading the rear triangle on an aluminum frame bike is not a good idea.
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I have sold similar hubsets recently for $80. If the rims are fairly good and you have the matching Campy scewers that usually came with these hubs. I would Figure about $180 for the set.
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Old 10-14-14, 10:16 AM
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Thanks for the replies all. I have had the Cannondale for over 10 years. Purchased at a yardsale in Arizona for $80 and... Let me just sneak a pic in...

When I said the braking surface is good, I meant to say that it brakes well. The Anodized braking surface does show some wear though as bikemig pointed out. The wheels are very true though. I have never had to true the front wheel, but the rear wheel has only had to be trued once since I owned the bike. The skewers are shimano brand.
I have seen the some of the ebay Auctions but I just thought I would ask, over the years I have heard people say that those wheels are worth as high as $500, or as low as $150. I figured that the people on this forum would probably know best, a large pool of knowledge.

On a different note, When I measured the spread in the rear wheel it was a hair over 128 mm rear spacing, so I figured that a 130 mm wheel would be fine, and it is so far. I don't have to muscle the wheel in, it seems to fall in with a bit of help. Having those couple extra gears without having to reach down to shift is so nice..
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Originally Posted by tronzo86 View Post
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On a different note, When I measured the spread in the rear wheel it was a hair over 128 mm rear spacing, so I figured that a 130 mm wheel would be fine, and it is so far. I don't have to muscle the wheel in, it seems to fall in with a bit of help. Having those couple extra gears without having to reach down to shift is so nice..
That's great. I like it when bikes are spec'd in between two different rear spacings. It also takes care of any difference of opinion one might have about cold setting aluminum.
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Phil Wood hubs are popular.. I think you could get the same price on CL as ebay. Local buyers would save on shipping, and you would save on ebay fees and the pain of shipping something that big.
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