Where to buy 700c touring wheels

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Where to buy 700c touring wheels

Postby pizzaduckcp » Thu Jun 07, 2007 17:18 pm

Hi,

I'm looking to upgrade Mrs Pizzaduck's 700C wheels from the crappy Rigida hoops to something a bit more substantial for touring. Any suggestions? Searches on the interest only seem to reveal racing or MTB wheels. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Postby robgul » Thu Jun 07, 2007 17:28 pm

Someone like Spa Cycles in Harrogate

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Postby vernonlevy » Thu Jun 07, 2007 18:02 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by pizzaduck</i>

Hi,

I'm looking to upgrade Mrs Pizzaduck's 700C wheels from the crappy Rigida hoops to something a bit more substantial for touring. Any suggestions? Searches on the interest only seem to reveal racing or MTB wheels. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Spa Cycles is the place to go.

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Postby nun » Thu Jun 07, 2007 18:55 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by vernonlevy</i>

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by pizzaduck</i>

Hi,

I'm looking to upgrade Mrs Pizzaduck's 700C wheels from the crappy Rigida hoops to something a bit more substantial for touring. Any suggestions? Searches on the interest only seem to reveal racing or MTB wheels. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Spa Cycles is the place to go.
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All good advice, but you might also just go to your LBS and get them to build up some wheels to your specification. That way you can get the hub, spokes and rims you'd like. Here is a link to some fantastic touring wheel combinations, scroll down a fair way. FYI I use White Industries M15 MTB hubs, 36 hole Velocity Dyad rims and 28 or 32 mm tyres and they are great for road touring

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/wheels.asp

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Postby cuddy duck » Thu Jun 07, 2007 19:08 pm

Hewitt cycles is the place to go.

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Postby TorugartTim » Thu Jun 07, 2007 21:50 pm

It may be a bit OTT for your needs, but we got some very good 700c wheels built by St Johns Street Cycles, using Sun Rhyno rims. Very bomb proof, but quite heavy.

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Postby pizzaduckcp » Fri Jun 08, 2007 06:37 am

OK. Thanks everybody for your help!


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