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Old 03-02-20, 09:20 AM
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I am just posting this to increase my posts to 10 so I can hopefully communicate with members who have messaged me back on an earlier post.
What set of wheels and cassette would you put on a 1990's Mercian Professional Reynolds 653?
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FYI you don't need to make entire new threads to raise your post count, you just need to make comments. Anyway you have 11 now and you should be able to send private messages and post photos.
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More than likely, the 90s Pro will be setup for a 700c wheel. The question will be the spacing between the rear dropouts. Measure that and purchase accordingly. If it is not a track bike and has a derailleur hanger it will more than likely take an eight or nine speed or perhaps newer. My 70s and 80s bikes are happier with five trough seven speed hubs. As to make of groups, that is a personal choice and could be like dropping a match in a container of gasoline.
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Originally Posted by Karl T View Post
I am just posting this to increase my posts to 10 so I can hopefully communicate with members who have messaged me back on an earlier post.
What set of wheels and cassette would you put on a 1990's Mercian Professional Reynolds 653?
Replied to your original thread: Mercian...... ?
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FYI you don't need to make entire new threads to raise your post count, you just need to make comments. Anyway you have 11 now and you should be able to send private messages and post photos.
Thanks, I was finding it a bit difficult to navigate my way around messaging. I'll post some photos when the bike is on wheels which might take a couple of weeks (ebay delivery etc).
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Karl,

More than likely, the 90s Pro will be setup for a 700c wheel. The question will be the spacing between the rear dropouts. Measure that and purchase accordingly. If it is not a track bike and has a derailleur hanger it will more than likely take an eight or nine speed or perhaps newer. My 70s and 80s bikes are happier with five trough seven speed hubs. As to make of groups, that is a personal choice and could be like dropping a match in a container of gasoline.
Thanks for the reply, I just bought a pair of MA 40 rims and Shimano 6500 rear hub with an ultegra 6400 front hub. Planning on putting a Shimano 9 speed 11-34t on the hub. I'll need to get a chain and long derailleur as far as I know.
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