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Old 03-31-12, 12:55 PM   #1
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Intro/ looking for a good internal hub 8spd wheelset for my Bianchi San Jose

I just got a cheap used Bianchi San Jose on Clist. I'm about to take it apart, strip the frame and paint it- don't like the red color and since I'm parking it around the city, I want to get rid of the branding.

looking for a decent wheelset with an internal 8spd (or so) hub.
looking at this:
Shimano WH-S501 Alfine 700c 8-speed Road Wheelset
Wondering what cog I need and what else besides a bar shifter I need to complete.
It's been awhile since I had drops and since I'm pretty short, is it ok to raise the brakes a little so I don't have to lean so far?

Since I live in the east bay, I hope to climb some hills in Berkeley and Oakland. Thinking of putting road tires on since I won't be off roading much. Any other suggestions?

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Old 03-31-12, 05:43 PM   #2
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Have you had any luck locating your desired wheelset?
For I am in search an internal 3 speed, 700c wheelset.
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