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Same Hub, replace 559 rim with 622 rim.

Old 09-16-23, 07:30 AM
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Same Hub, replace 559 rim with 622 rim.

I have a couple of 559 wheels which have hubs in good shape, less than 3,000 km each.
I was wondering if it would be ok to replace the spokes and the rims on those wheels, to go from 559 to 622. I would use the 622 wheels on my other bike.
Thanks in advance.
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...yes. As long as you choose the new rim to have the same drilling (number and placement of spoke holes) to match your hubs, this is routinely done by people experienced in building bicycle wheels. It's a complex operation for someone attempting it for the first time, though. So you might want to hire the job out. If you want to do it yourself, there are many online resources, found under "bicycle wheel building". It's not as popular a pastime as it once was, and good quality spokes and rims are more expensive than they used to be.
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Thank you. I might try doing it, since the hubs have so little mileage.
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It is worth checking to see what a whole new wheelset will cost if you are not doing the work your self

your cost would be new rims, dollar or so for each spoke and best guess 50 to 75 buck per wheel for someone to build for you

depends on how high end the hubs are
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Good wheel building technique is to follow the old spoke pattern to avoid stretching the spoke holes into different directions which can lead to a failure. As squirtdad points out, depending on what you have it can be cheaper to buy new wheels, though if the hubs are high end or you just want to experience and practice building wheels it can be worth the cost. Check out 365cycles for spokes, they've had some really good prices lately though the last box of sapim spokes I bought from them didn't have nipples. Otherwise, some searching on ebay can snag some deals on spokes. If you want alloy nipples get them from wheel fanatyk, they're the best but typical brass is the best to learn with as they'll take over tightening or repeated rebuilds better. Rims can be found cheap enough depending on how good you want, 365 has some good sales, as does randombikeparts and ebay.
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Make sure the width is the same. Many mtbs use 135mm dropouts, and many road bikes use 130mm.
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