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Buckled wheel...

Postby miss notax » Tue Nov 27, 2012 09:31 am

Hello :D

I am trying to get rid of some random bike tat to make some space at home (isn't Ebay a marvellous thing :D ) and I have a front wheel kicking around that I buckled ages ago at Sherwood Pines. According to the bike shop the wheel itself can't be fixed (whoops), but is there any value in the Hope hub? Would anyone be bothered to get the hub out to re-use?

I'm not after a value (i'll stick it on Ebay at a 99p start price) - purely whether it's worth bothering with!

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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby nicklouse » Tue Nov 27, 2012 09:34 am

yrs there would be. i would be getting some GOOD wire cutters and cutting the spokes out and put the hub up for sale.

reduction in postage cost would cover the cost of the cutters. (or get the LBS to do it). take cookies.
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby miss notax » Tue Nov 27, 2012 09:37 am

Good plan. The amount I spend in the damn bike shop i'm sure they can be persuaded to help!! :D
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby njee20 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 09:52 am

Agree with Nick, I did a similar thing a few years ago and made a killing on tat I didn't want! Sold some Hope XC4 brakes that I didn't think worked (and said as much) with 150/130 rotors (mental!) for about £90!

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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby miss notax » Tue Nov 27, 2012 09:59 am

Cool! You've also reminded me that i've got some nice Formula rotors somewhere too....
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby chez_m356 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:19 am

nicklouse wrote:yrs there would be. i would be getting some GOOD wire cutters and cutting the spokes out and put the hub up for sale.

reduction in postage cost would cover the cost of the cutters. (or get the LBS to do it). take cookies.

just unlace the wheel, a bit slower than cutting the spokes, but free
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby miss notax » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:29 am

I have absolutely no idea how to unlace a wheel :?:
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby JonnyN » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:34 am

Just unscrew the spokes. Should be able to see the screw heads through the rim.
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby chez_m356 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:39 am

miss notax wrote:I have absolutely no idea how to unlace a wheel :?:

just do in reverse what this guy is doing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPyWjrmj ... re=related
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby pastey_boy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:49 am

Or you could be a man and get an angle grinder on it, just remember to wear safety glasses and do it in the kitchen, away from any soft furnishings.
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby nicklouse » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:51 am

chez_m356 wrote:
miss notax wrote:I have absolutely no idea how to unlace a wheel :?:

just do in reverse what this guy is doing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPyWjrmj ... re=related

But see. viewtopic.php?f=10007&t=12891770
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby mrmonkfinger » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:54 am

Definitely worth bothering with.

Personally I'd unlace it (although that's less important, just that a full set of - even used - spokes is a small bonus to include with the hub... you can probably guess, a buckled rim is not).

Out of interest, what colour is the hub, and what rim?

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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby miss notax » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:07 am

It's an XM719 rim with a Hope Pro II hub (black I think - not a special colour at any rate!).

I'll have a crack at sorting the wheel out on Sunday!
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby lostboysaint » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:12 am

I'm just down the road from you and would take it off your hands.
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby miss notax » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:19 am

PM me with a sensible offer if you're interested then 8)
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby lostboysaint » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:36 am

PM sent
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby mrmonkfinger » Tue Nov 27, 2012 13:23 pm

b*gger, too slow.

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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby miss notax » Tue Nov 27, 2012 14:30 pm

Sorry - lostboysaint got in there first! Deal done (with the caveat that I need to check tonight that it is ACTUALLY as I described - I know that it is, but I wasn't expecting to sell it today and i'm starting to doubt myself now :lol: )
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby chez_m356 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 14:33 pm

nicklouse wrote:
chez_m356 wrote:
miss notax wrote:I have absolutely no idea how to unlace a wheel :?:

just do in reverse what this guy is doing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPyWjrmj ... re=related

But see. viewtopic.php?f=10007&t=12891770

    are you suggesting thats she's just fishing ? :wink:
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Re: Buckled wheel...

Postby miss notax » Tue Nov 27, 2012 14:36 pm

:lol: :lol:
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