What about these guys:
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?
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.
Originally Posted by max_p
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:
Originally Posted by mj
Standard track 120mm
7 speed road 126mm
8/9/10 spd road 130mm
MTB 135 mm
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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