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Newbie here - some advice on disc and V wheelsets?

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Old 06-05-02, 03:03 PM
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Newbie here - some advice on disc and V wheelsets?

Here's my story: I ordered a cheap Shimano Deore mech. front disc brake. Now I find that it won't fit my wheel b/c of the hub. I'm willing to upgrade both wheels, but I only have a front disc, which means I'll need disc hubs and V-brake rims. Any ideas? Price is the name of the game.

Also, will my current rear casette fit any wheels I buy?
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Old 06-06-02, 09:02 AM
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First ? regarding the cassette? Is your current set-up 7, 8 or 9 speed? If you're 8 or 9 you're o.k. If you're 7 speed, then there is a problem because the spacing of the cassette is different. It's easily remedied by a spacer, but just something to remember.

Secondly, a lot of new wheels have disc-ready hubs, with rim brake surfaces.

The only thing to watch out for would be disc specific rims. Mavic X-series are disc specific for instance the X-317's.

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Old 06-06-02, 12:42 PM
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Well I have an 8 speed, so I guess I'm all right. Pricepoint seems to have a shimano set for $170, I think that's my ticket. Thanks
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