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Old 12-02-16, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Dougbloch View Post
I am building up an old Atala into a 5-speed with rear derailleur only. I am looking for a pair of silver 126mm wheels for this project. I see that Velomine has a set of Sun M13II rims laced to Quanta hubs for a very affordable price of $119, but I want to see what's available from members first. The Velomine link is below in case any one is interested.

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Sun M13 Silver 36h 126mm fits 5 6 7 speed Vintage Road Bikes [072774731008] - $119.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike
If you need something now, buy those. Yes, amazing deals for 126mm wheels come up on Craigslist but not all the time. I got a set of Campy Record 126mm wheels with sturdy lightly used Mavic gp4 rims for $25. That's a once every couple year find.
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I recently set up an '82 Bianchi Nuova Racing as its intended 6sp (had previously been running it 8sp). I bought the Wheel Master-branded Sun M13 rims/Origin8 hubs via Amazon for $119. As with most every manufactured wheelset, they needed a little touch up to be true. The skewers that came with them are pretty gaudy (REALLY big lever) so I used some Velo Oranges I had.
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Originally Posted by Eric S. View Post
I recently set up an '82 Bianchi Nuova Racing as its intended 6sp (had previously been running it 8sp). I bought the Wheel Master-branded Sun M13 rims/Origin8 hubs via Amazon for $119. As with most every manufactured wheelset, they needed a little touch up to be true. The skewers that came with them are pretty gaudy (REALLY big lever) so I used some Velo Oranges I had.
Funny I was just looking at those. You can't beat the price! I have a line on some Campy Records laced to Campy rims that I am negotiating for. We'll see.
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In addition to the Sun rims laced to Origin8 hubs, I am considering the following wheelsets and would love opinions. This bike originally came with all Campy Record, but I don't intend to restore it to original specs. Here they are in price from lowest to highest:

1. Campagnolo Record hubs laced to Campagnolo Lambda clincher rims. These are the most expensive set I am considering and probably worth every penny. Trued and ready to ride.

2. Campy records laced to Mavic MA40s. Cheaper than the Lambdas. Trued and ready to ride.

3. Campy Records laced to Ambrosio Extra Elite Aero Dynamics. A very good price on these. The rims are supposed to be great but I read a lot of complaints from people saying they had a hard time mounting tires on them.

4. Super Champion Gentleman rims laced to unknown Normandy and Maillard hubs. Obviously not Italian, but cheaper than the rest. I read that these hubs are a crap shoot, and I have no idea if these particular ones are the high end, middle, or low end hubs. I'm going to find out more.

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