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Old 05-21-19, 11:43 AM
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I have a wheel!



Stopped in a thrift store this morning, and they had a couple older bikes, in great condition. One was a Schwinn Varsity, in baby blue, but what made me look closer, was the wheel tied to the top tube, with a bit of speaker wire. 🤔 Turned out to be a 700c 36-spoke Super Champion rim, with a Phil Woods front hub. 😎 On top of that, it has a Campagnolo skewer, and brand new Specialized touring tire, though the tire is only 28c width. But the best part was the price, $8.00. 😁 This is why I'm addicted to thrift stores, lol, you never know what you might find.
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Old 05-21-19, 02:19 PM
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Nice score!
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Old 05-21-19, 02:34 PM
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I've bought too many thrift store wheels.

But, I'm also getting to be a bit picky. There is one at a local store, bearings completely locked, moderate quality, for about $50... even a though sale when it hits half price, although I would hope the bearing adjustment would be quick and painless.

Your Phil hub/wheel is a nice score.
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I built a bike around a front rack once, why not a wheel?
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
I built a bike around a front rack once, why not a wheel?
Because finding that matching rear hub could cost a fortune, and dwarf the $8 thrift store purchase.
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Old 05-21-19, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Because finding that matching rear hub could cost a fortune, and dwarf the $8 thrift store purchase.
Well at that point you just deduct $8 from the rear wheel price and think about how much money that front wheel find saved you.
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Old 05-21-19, 03:54 PM
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Nice find!

Shameless plug: I have the rear hub (126mm) for sale in the classified section. It's not a beauty but it shares the same Phil Wood pedigree! I'm open to offers!
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Shouldn’t be too hard to find a matching rim to that. Nice Score!
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Nice find!

Shameless plug: I have the rear hub (126mm) for sale in the classified section. It's not a beauty but it shares the same Phil Wood pedigree! I'm open to offers!
Count me in as very interested. I'm on an early Cannondale, so that's a perfect fit. 👍 I'm not all that concerned with the cosmetics, we kinda like patina, round here. 😎
I would need to figure out a few things though, like where to ship it to, lol. I'm still a stranger in a strange land, aka touring. 🤔😉
And thanks for the good thoughts on finding this one, all. ✌️
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Phil Wood, not Woods. I have the same wheel on my Paramount but 4X instead of 3X.
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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
Phil Wood, not Woods. I have the same wheel on my Paramount but 4X instead of 3X.
Thanks, but I saw my error, when a jazz saxophonist came up in a search I did, after I started this thread. 🙂 Not that there's anything wrong with jazz, and they're both obviously "smooth". 😁😉
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The other day we were in the local Goodwill and while seeing what kind of tire was in the bin I noticed a crankset. Imagine my surprise when I pulled a Shimano 600 53/39 out of the bin. I was really surprised to see how good of condition is was in. It is a FC-6400 which along with the matching brakes and brifters I found at the coop will be going on my Tempo.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Nice find!

Shameless plug: I have the rear hub (126mm) for sale in the classified section. It's not a beauty but it shares the same Phil Wood pedigree! I'm open to offers!
Shameless plug? I'd say you're doing the OP a generous service. Those things aren't easily matched, at this late remove.
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Originally Posted by stardognine View Post
Count me in as very interested. I'm on an early Cannondale, so that's a perfect fit. 👍 I'm not all that concerned with the cosmetics, we kinda like patina, round here. 😎
I would need to figure out a few things though, like where to ship it to, lol. I'm still a stranger in a strange land, aka touring. 🤔😉
And thanks for the good thoughts on finding this one, all. ✌️
Do you know where you are heading? Possibly a C&Ver can receive it and a matching rim ahead of time and you can have a wheel building party?

Pictures clearly showing the patina. Unfortunately the "Phil Wood" decal/sticker is long gone. As I said, 126mm spacing and 36 holes. I can include an non matching QR skewer as well.



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If I had a wheel...

...I'd roll it in the mornin'

I'd roll it in the evening,

all over this land.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Do you know where you are heading?
Actually, no, apparently not. 🙄😁 I "think" I do sometimes, but change my mind for various reasons. Sometimes mountains get in the way, or the weather turns, or women try to distract me. I've learned to go with the flow, because plans just don't always go as planned. 😉
I'm thinking I should probably pass on this killer deal, and let someone else get lucky. I don't know the first thing about wheel-building, and don't want to carry parts, waiting for the "right" time. 😉
But thanks for your generous offer, and if nothing else, maybe someone will see this thread, and scarf those hubs. 👍
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Because finding that matching rear hub could cost a fortune, and dwarf the $8 thrift store purchase.
Without a matching rear, you just sell the front for at least $50 on craigs and call it a day. Maybe you get lucky and meet another local weirdo into c&v.

But pocket the skewer though, you might need that later. Or list it for another $15.
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