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    Re: Wheelsets

    What about these guys:

    http://stores.ebay.com/wheelandsprocket

    Is any of their gear any good? It says they ship to Oz but again all their hubs seem to be 120mm. How much of an issue is this? - it is possible to maybe bend an old steel frame in a bit to fit?

    Otherwise would it be worth buying the wheels as-is and replacing the axles at an LBS in melbourne? If so how much would i be looking at for an axle replacement job?

    Cheers,
    Max

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    Re: Wheelsets

    Quote Originally Posted by max_p
    What about these guys:

    http://stores.ebay.com/wheelandsprocket

    Is any of their gear any good? It says they ship to Oz but again all their hubs seem to be 120mm. How much of an issue is this? - it is possible to maybe bend an old steel frame in a bit to fit?

    Otherwise would it be worth buying the wheels as-is and replacing the axles at an LBS in melbourne? If so how much would i be looking at for an axle replacement job?

    Cheers,
    Max
    OK - Wheels and Sprocket stopped shipping to OZ for a while, but now they're back - however I'd email them to make sure that the ebay shipping quoting system is providing the correct information.

    My GF has one of their wheelsets and it's been rolling for 6 months or so now, relatively trouble-free. One hub seems to be a bit loose, but does not affect the functionality. I think it might have copped a hit in transit, but that's the gamble you take with shipping a wheelset from the US. Any gear is as good as the components that make it up - the W&S cheap fixed-wheelsets are no-frills gear, but will work fine.

    Standard rear hub spacing is 120mm. You won't find a new hub that is otherwise, at least not a cheap and cheerful modern hub.

    You can cold-form (read: bend) a steel frame without too much drama, depending on the frame and the amount of bending involved... My frame was 110mm originally and it was re-spaced to 120mm OK.

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    Re: Wheelsets

    Quote Originally Posted by mj
    Quote Originally Posted by max_p
    What about these guys:

    http://stores.ebay.com/wheelandsprocket

    Is any of their gear any good? It says they ship to Oz but again all their hubs seem to be 120mm. How much of an issue is this? - it is possible to maybe bend an old steel frame in a bit to fit?

    Otherwise would it be worth buying the wheels as-is and replacing the axles at an LBS in melbourne? If so how much would i be looking at for an axle replacement job?

    Cheers,
    Max
    OK - Wheels and Sprocket stopped shipping to OZ for a while, but now they're back - however I'd email them to make sure that the ebay shipping quoting system is providing the correct information.

    My GF has one of their wheelsets and it's been rolling for 6 months or so now, relatively trouble-free. One hub seems to be a bit loose, but does not affect the functionality. I think it might have copped a hit in transit, but that's the gamble you take with shipping a wheelset from the US. Any gear is as good as the components that make it up - the W&S cheap fixed-wheelsets are no-frills gear, but will work fine.

    Standard rear hub spacing is 120mm. You won't find a new hub that is otherwise, at least not a cheap and cheerful modern hub.

    You can cold-form (read: bend) a steel frame without too much drama, depending on the frame and the amount of bending involved... My frame was 110mm originally and it was re-spaced to 120mm OK.
    Just to clarify:

    Front 100mm
    Standard track 120mm
    7 speed road 126mm
    8/9/10 spd road 130mm
    MTB 135 mm
    Downhill 150mm

    You'll find that most track/fixed hubs come with appropriate spacers to be put together as 120/130mm, there are also some options in 135mm for fixed/singlespeed. Have a look at sheldon's site for a range of stuff from cheap but good all the way up to Phil Wood (expensive and really good).
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    Re: Wheelsets

    I got my Velocity's on sale here. They're back up to $365 at the moment.

    http://bikepro.com.au/ProductDetails...TY-TRACK-WHEEL
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