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Wheels

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Oct 2011
8:40am, 5 Oct 2011
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Cavey
I need some new wheels for my road bike.

Am i correct in thinking that 700 is a fairly standard size?

I've seen some on Ebay that are a bargain, but will need skewers and a 9 speed shimano cassette. Are all those things fairly universal? i.e will any skewer fit any wheel, and will any wheel take any cassette?

And most importantly are they easy enough for a dullard to put together?
Oct 2011
8:50am, 5 Oct 2011
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Old Croc
yes 700c is std size for road bike

skewers are fairly std

cassettes are not std. Shimano 9 speed hub will need a matching cassette - ie not campag nor 8 speed etc

and yes failry easy to put together - but you do need a tool to tighten / loosen cassette lock ring
Oct 2011
9:20am, 5 Oct 2011
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Cavey
Cheers OC

So if its a Shimano hub on the wheel (which i think it is), will it take any Shimano Cassette?
Oct 2011
9:24am, 5 Oct 2011
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hammerite
Usually most Shimano hubs can take 8, 9, or 10 speed, so you should be ok.

Which wheels are you looking at?
Oct 2011
9:26am, 5 Oct 2011
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Cavey
Fulcrum 7's.

It would be nice to spend lots of money on some wheels, but the budget is tight, and these appear to be a bargain - £109 inc P&P!
Oct 2011
9:31am, 5 Oct 2011
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Old Croc
questbikes.co.uk

have some bargins - and some not so cheap!
Oct 2011
9:34am, 5 Oct 2011
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hammerite
Yep Fulcrum 7s are decent wheels. As are Mavic Aksium if you can find any at a good price.
Oct 2011
9:37am, 5 Oct 2011
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Cavey
Nice one. Those entry level Quest wheels for £80 will do the job. Although i like the idea of the 3 spoke carbon jobs! ;)
Oct 2011
9:39am, 5 Oct 2011
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Old Croc
I have the Comos - they are a brill entry level wheel - and look a lot more expensive than they are!
Oct 2011
9:45am, 5 Oct 2011
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hammerite
If it's cheapish wheels just for using and abusing you can look at these too merlincycles.co.uk

I got a set of them with my cross bike and they've been fine.

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Am i correct in thinking that 700 is a fairly standard ...

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