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Old 08-10-11, 09:43 AM
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Newer wheels on older bikes

Hi guys,
I'm thinking of changing the wheels on my 89 Pinarello Veneto to either a set of Fulcrum Racing 7 or Ksyrium SLs. I still have the old 105 casette (7 speed, I think). Assuming the freehub is compatible, what else do I need to make the above wheels work?

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Old 08-10-11, 09:49 AM
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a cassette spacer to make the 7s work with the 8/9/10s hub. That's really it. You can coldset if you want to, but I don't really like coldsetting.
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Old 08-10-11, 11:25 AM
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Bim, Make sure your dropouts are 126 mm spaced. If so, and I expect them to be, just spread the dropouts slightly when installing the 130 mm hub. Make sure the 4.5 mm spacer has provisions to clear the spoke heads. Yours the lavender and white?

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Old 08-10-11, 12:04 PM
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I was going to attempt something similar. Nice tips. It is an 86 bridgestone, I had my 07 trek wheels on my 84 panasonic when I was lazy with a flat and didn't experience any issues. I will pay more attention this time. Hmm, maybe because it only the front wheel that I switched.
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Thanks for the tips, guys! Glad to know I don't need to do/spend much!

Brad, here's my humble Veneto. I got a pair of Gatorskins for it, so new wheels would be nice.
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If you can spring for it, I think it would be worth it to go ahead and upgrade to 9 rather than 7 in the rear. I know it doesn't sound like much, but it's made a huge difference for me. I went from 2x6 to 9 in the rear. I ended up saying "Hell, with 9 in the rear, I don't even need 2 rings in the front!" and now I'm running 1x9. When you figure you're not supposed to cross chain much, it's not much of a loss in gears anyway, and it's a lot easier to just have your full range of gears on one shifter and not have to bother switching front rings and trimming to avoid derailer rub, etc. Of coarse if you kept the front rings and went 2x9, that would still give you the ability to have a better range in the rear or closer gearing, which is nice if you don't ride around on completely flat ground all the time.

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what is wrong with your current wheels? they look to be in nice shape.
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what is wrong with your current wheels? they look to be in nice shape.
I agree.
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they have too many spokes...
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Originally Posted by Bimdapogs View Post
Assuming the freehub is compatible, what else do I need to make the above wheels work?
Perhaps most importantly, you'll need to find a way to cover the logos on the new wheels.
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Perhaps most importantly, you'll need to find a way to cover the logos on the new wheels.
That's true. Most new wheels are covered in gaudy logos.
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Those stickers on new wheels come right off.
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There's a Veneto on Velospace with Ventos.



I've waited a long time to post that one.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
There's a Veneto on Velospace with Ventos.

I've waited a long time to post that one.
Are you finished venting?
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Vaneto Ventos Vici?
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I have put new 130mm wheels on a number of C&V bikes with 126mm spacing. Never a problem. As noted above, just spread the dropouts with a little thumb pressure. Honestly, I really don't understand why there is any need for cold setting on any 126 bike.
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Originally Posted by Bimdapogs View Post
Thanks for the tips, guys! Glad to know I don't need to do/spend much!

Brad, here's my humble Veneto. I got a pair of Gatorskins for it, so new wheels would be nice.
I'm a sucker for blue!

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Old 08-10-11, 07:29 PM
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There's nothing wrong with the current wheels. It's just that I've been wanting to upgrade to modern drive train and this cheap new set of Fulcrums will get me closer to that goal..
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I say keep it as is.........
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