1. tom73

    Dura-ace 9000 C50 wheel set

    Are they any good ? Seen a 2rd hand pair great condition Or are they better options around the 500-600 mark?
  2. Mark pallister

    Wheel build

    Is there anyone on here that lives in the Newcastle upon Tyne area that can rebuild wheels all the alloy nipples are corroded so need replacing with brass and the wheel truing ? cheers
  3. figbat

    Noisy rear wheel - spokes?

    The rear wheel on my 29er hardtail is quite noisy. It appears to be the spokes and with a bit of pinching they seem a little loose. The wheel went in new a few months ago and seems to be true. It’s set up tubeless and adding pressure to the tyre reduces the noise. Sheldon Brown says that if...
  4. Andy in Germany

    So I made a wheel: Now what?

    I finally psyched myself up to calibrate the wheel jig today, and take an oldish wheel to bits and put it back together again. So far things are okay, once I found where I'd laced it incorrectly and made it right. I've now got a wheel that is +/- about 1mm horizontally, after looking like...
  5. Oldfentiger

    Wanted: 26 x 1 3/8 chromed steel rear wheel with 3 speed hub.

    As per title. Suitable for calliper brakes. Need one for my Sunbeam roadster build, as the original is just too rusty and a previous owner has fitted a single speed freewheel. Will also be looking for handlebar shifter and the little frame mounted pulley thingy. Just remembered I need a saddle...
  6. N

    Move a dynamo hup to another wheel. Cost?

    How much would it cost as I want to keep my rigida supersonic rims. I use them off road every day. The rim is as true today as it was 10 years ago. Magnificent rim. I would probably need want to want to put the original hub into the wheel it has been taken out of. Or should I just by a cheapo...
  7. steveindenmark

    Easy wheel extention bar for Brompton

    Jannie and I have both had our Bromptons for a while now. We ride them almost everywhere and do not need to wheel them about on the rack wheels very often. But even when we move them for storing them it is obvious that they lean away from the crank and are unstable. I recently decided to buy...
  8. Fifelad

    Spokes keep loosening on rear wheel

    Just want opinions. My winter/commuter bike has done a lot of miles in crap conditions and I’ve not had a lot of bother up until now. The wheel is a Mavic Aksium bladed spokes. LBS has tightened/trued the odd spoke. I’m thinking the time is just up on it ? We’re talking into the thousands in...
  9. Globalti

    First steep climb threw the rear wheel out of true. Seen this before?

    The new Roubaix, which I'm loving, has DT Swiss R470db rims. Today I tried the bike out on the climb of Whalley Nab, our local little test-piece. Cleaning the bike later I spotted that the rear wheel had gone about 5mm out of true with high spots in two places. 5 minutes on the trueing jig...
  10. HLaB

    Spring Wheel

    In the midst of my storm Ciara induced boredom I came across this, it may be of interest. https://oldbike.eu/ww1-german-bicycles/?fbclid=IwAR3M6TYyW13d-dbtHWWXYrin_3ewwn322npXqkMM3VvTpLVVJLgQCkOoPVA
  11. ren531

    Hill Special back wheel hub identification

    Just started to rebuild the back wheel on my Hill Special ,can anyone help identify the hub and rim , the only clear identifiable bit on the hub is the lock ring on the flip flop hub that has Villiers on it the alloy on the hub is some what corroded and only bits of lettering are readable ,one...
  12. simon the viking

    Made my own stubby wheel spanner

    I have in the past carried one of the flat monkey metal bike spanners when out on the mtb due to no QR on the back wheel... but cant find it and realised that for the last few weeks... I had no means of removing the back wheel in the event of a rear puncture so at work today I purchased a 15mm...
  13. M

    Will I need a wheel true doing after a snapped spoke replacement?

    Will have to have a wheel true done if I have broken a spoke, or can I just get away with having a spoke replacement? Which also brings me to another question and that is I'm not sure if a cycle shop is trying to get more money out of me ( I'll mention no names). I called into this shop and they...
  14. ozboz

    Wheel building ...

    Hiya, I’ve booked myself on a wheel building course , not to say I’ll be the dogs BX at it at the end of the day , but it’s worth the cost to me (75 sobs) to gain the fundamentals of this skill , the courses are run with connection to the LCC so I’m not guessing the that the tutor will be top...
  15. IaninSheffield

    Seeking the advice of wheel building gurus

    Having recently attended an informative and enjoyable wheel-building course, I set about my first project to build a dynamo hub front wheel. For a touring bike, the components include a Ryde Sputnik 36-hole 700c rim, SP PV8 hub and Swiss DT competition 2.0-1.8-2.0 spokes with 12mm brass nipples...
  16. Cycleops

    Loophole to be closed on phone use at the wheel.

    Glad to see that legislation will be changed so that using a phone for any purpose while driving will result in prosection. Previously a driver who had his conviction quashed for filming an accident because he wasn't making a call; https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50250730
  17. C

    Recommendations for decent winter wheels

    After looking at various bikes for a winter roadie for commuting, I think I'm going for the Triban 520 on the C2W scheme. I phoned Decathlon and the only wheels they had that they could put on it for me were £550. Mental! So, if I go for the Triban at £730, what wheels would be a solid...
  18. YukonBoy

    Wheel building workshop

    Saw this elsewhere. I attended this workshop back in 2013, and it was very good. Built all my own wheels since. Places are available on the next Bicycle Wheel Building Workshop I will be teaching in Cambridge on Sat 12/10/19. Master a new skill in a controlled, supportive environment. Full...
  19. Bad Machine

    FREE: 20" wheel, 9-speed freewheel (electric hub) - collection only, Newmarket

    Free - for collection only. Between Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. 20" rear wheel, with 9 speed freewheel electric hub motor labelled EZ-R-10039-3 Inner tube and tyre (worn) Schwalbe Big Apple - 406-50 8 wire connection I know nothing more about it - it came as the rear wheel on a bike...
  20. betty swollocks

    Road cycling tubeless is not quite there yet.

    I've been riding tubeless on my road bikes for 3 years now and I love the lower pressures and greater comfort it avails and will persevere because of these, however, the sealant will only mend pinprick-sized holes. Any bigger than this and the sealant will only hold up to a limited pressure, say...
  21. S

    How do I select a replacement wheel?

    Sorry for such an embarrassing question but... I have a 2016 Whyte 901. I noticed last night that the rear wheel rim has a large crack so will need replacing. Whyte do not appear to supply replacement wheels so I guess I need to buy a compatable wheel. Unfortunately the only information I can...
  22. Rooster1

    Freehub Issue - Giant SR2 Disc Wheel Set

    My Giant Advanced has only done 1400 miles and yet the freehub is not spinning freely - there is some resistance so when you freewheel the chain starts to jump the smaller cogs. I've broken my chain whip so I can't take it off to inspect the freehub. I am hoping it just needs a good lube inside ?
  23. B

    Tyre pressure - massive wheel load difference!?

    So I am trying to figure out my optimal tyre pressure (28C tyres on a cross bike used for roads). I am 85Kg I read the most accurate way was to weight each wheel as you sit on the bike (wheel load). But I have a much bigges disparency than I see anywhere else online. My weights were 58Kg on...
  24. voyager

    Wheel building , non offset hubs

    Here is an unusual situation. I have a pair of 28h hubs and 28 hole rims. Went to build them up today and while lacing discovered that there is NO offset between the left and right hole drillings . amused - not a lot. Any ideas folks ?
  25. Joey Shabadoo

    Front wheel vibration

    Did a quick search but couldn't see anything - my front wheel has developed a vibration, like I'm going over a bump once per revolution. It's quite noticeable and I'm a bit worried cos I'm going on a long (for me) organised ride on Saturday. I've just swapped back to 32c Gatorskins from my much...
  26. oldgreyandslow

    SOLD: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe S 10 speed wheel set Price dropped to £70

    These were used on my Boardman and are pretty light, had some use of course but still in pretty good condition complete with Vittoria Rubino Pro 700 x 23 tyres. £75 collected from Farnborough/Camberley area Price dropped to £70
  27. Cycleops

    Wheelie cyclist in incident with car.

    Who's at fault here? Nearly everyone has condemned the boy on the BMX but cyclist Jeremy Vine had waded into the debate saying: https://mol.im/a/7363157#v-7985016940528091608 What do you think?
  28. C

    Hole in rim of SLR1 wheel rim - leaking!

    This afternoon I fitted a new tyre to the front wheel of my Giant bike. I pumped it to 80 psi and refitted the wheel to the bike while it was still on the bike stand. 15 minutes or so later, I heard a sudden rushing of air from the wheel. The bike was still on the stand so absolutely no weight...
  29. grellboy

    Front wheel clicking

    Bought some second hand wheels recently. Spin well and seem mostly trued, but when I went for first ride on them today there was quite an annoying rotational click from the front one. I thought it might be to do with the set up of the bike - catching on frame or brakes - so I then tried it on...
  30. chriscross1966

    Small wheel disc braked dynamos

    Hi folks... I'm looking for info on 100mm wide disc-braked dynamo hubs suitable for small wheels.... I know of a couple, an eye-wateringly expensive SON (it will be lovely, but it is expensive) and the Biologic Joules 3 Disc.... which isn't exactly cheap and seems to be almost unicorn rare...
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