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Old 12-26-10, 02:31 PM
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S-10-S rebuild - Need input on decisions

Have to think this through fairly quickly or a window of opportunity may close.

Rebuilding an S-10-S 12-speed for personal use (fun). Have power coated the frame and installed a new geadset and a mustache handlebar. I have assembled a complete NOS Suntour Superbe group for the bike.

Probelm 1: Superbe RDs only accommodate 23 gears max. Most freewheels are 28 max nowadays. Do I go with the Superbe RD? If not, what do I replace it with?

Problem 2: Suntour rims/hubs are in great shape, spokes are toast. New wheel set (comparable) is $110. Rebuild is a little more. Go with the rebuild or buy new?
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Bear, I'm running a 28 tooth 5 speed with Superbe on my '72 Fuji Newest without any problem.

https://vintagefuji.posterous.com/1972-fuji-newest

Nice choice of components to dress up your S10-S, I'm building up a Finest with a Superbe group this winter. IF the hubs are Superbe's I'd have them rebuilt, especially if the rims are Ukais or Arayas.

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Originally Posted by Scottryder View Post
Bear, I'm running a 28 tooth 5 speed with Superbe on my '72 Fuji Newest without any problem.

https://vintagefuji.posterous.com/1972-fuji-newest

Nice choice of components to dress up your S10-S, I'm building up a Finest with a Superbe group this winter. IF the hubs are Superbe's I'd have them rebuilt, especially if the rims are Ukais or Arayas.

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Rims are Ukais but the hubs are Sunshine GyroMaster.

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If your hubs and rims are good, rebuild with new spokes. Do it yourself, seriously, I mean it. It's fun. It's easy. It saves a lot of money. And you'll feel good about it. Get the spokes from ebay seller 'childhood dreams' for the best prices (or pm me, I know his email address).
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You actually can throw a pair of 700C rims on that bike. It probably has Dia-Compe center-pulls. Just drop the brake pads down as low as they can go.
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You actually can throw a pair of 700C rims on that bike. It probably has Dia-Compe center-pulls. Just drop the brake pads down as low as they can go.
The vintage NOS brakes I have will not extend the 4mm.
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Originally Posted by Bearonabike View Post
Rims are Ukais but the hubs are Sunshine GyroMaster.
That's a great match up ..

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