/ Wheels and the march of technology...

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Richard Carter - on 18 Mar 2014

This week I've needed to buy 2 sets of wheels. The first was super easy - they had to be 700c and 11 speed. A short drive and 30 minutes later and the job was done. The other set of wheels is proving to be far more difficult...

I'm trying to find 26" wheels, BUT, for rim brakes. Surely someone still makes them? All the shops I've been in only sell disc brake wheels. It's extremely annoying :-P They don't have to be super all singing all dancing carbon wheels, just something decent that'll fit a 10 speed cassette.
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martinph78 on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to Richard Carter:

Mavic Crossride UB are a decent wheelset for the money.
Richard Carter - on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to Martin1978:
They do look good!
I'm thinking cheaper though ;)
Ideally under 80
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martinph78 on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to Richard Carter:

Take a look at Halfords, they do 26" rim brake wheels for about 40 a piece.



Richard Carter - on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to Martin1978:

Never thought of Halfords! Will do cheers :)
jj0076 - on 18 Mar 2014
Chain Reaction Cycles have a large range of mavic rims in stock so you'd be sure to find something to suit budget and intended use.

Richard Carter - on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to jj0076:

I had a look on there but I get confused looking on-line as there are so many options, they mainly seemed to be for discs though.
ebygomm - on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to Richard Carter:

Decathlon definitely did some. Not looked recently
andrew549 on 18 Mar 2014
ChrisJD on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to Richard Carter:

I might have something (for a 26" MTB) in the garage ...
Richard Carter - on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to andrew549:

Those are about the best option I've seen so far :)
Richard Carter - on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to ChrisJD:

Well I'm sure I could make you a super sneaky offer if you did ;-)
ChrisJD on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to Richard Carter:

I'll link some pics shortly
Timmd on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to Richard Carter:

New well built wheels from Merlin Cycles 100 for a pair.

http://www.merlincycles.com/pair-handbuilt-wheels-26-non-disc-48983.html

Merlin wheels are great.
ChrisJD on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to Richard Carter:

Front: Mavic 217 on Hope Hub. Probably needs new bearing and has ding (see photos). You can have this wheel is you buy the other one ;-)

Rear: Mavic 117 on Shimano FH-M475. Rim/Disc compatible.

15 collection?

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hd1xeckyifqkcmf/OuE9kPNsvG
Timmd on 18 Mar 2014
In reply to ChrisJD:
He could probably fix the ding (mostly) with an adjustable spanner.
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Richard Carter - on 19 Mar 2014
In reply to ChrisJD:

They look good to me, it's only a cheap bike (hence no 100 wheelsets), so as long as they'll fit a 10 speed cassette they'll be fine
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I shall let you know later today as I'm investigating one final option - just trying to avoid having to drive to the peak district and back mainly ;-)
ChrisJD on 19 Mar 2014
In reply to Richard Carter:

> I shall let you know later today as I'm investigating one final option - just trying to avoid having to drive to the peak district and back mainly ;-)


If you ask nicely, I'm sure someone on UKC could act as courier?
Richard Carter - on 20 Mar 2014
In reply to ChrisJD:

I shall investigate this possibility! To be honest if I have to drive it's probably not worth it as it'll cost more in petrol and time, than just buying some fancy wheels :-P
Richard Carter - on 20 Mar 2014
Just realised these probably aren't any good as I'm wanting to run 2.4's and 17mm is a bit narrow for that :-/

Back to the drawing board for me!
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ChrisJD on 20 Mar 2014
In reply to Richard Carter:

No worries

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