Re: [CR]I need some advice


Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2007 10:52:21 -0500
From: John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
To: John <johnh17@sonic.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]I need some advice
References: <A58EFACC-D98B-4D93-88E7-63A7CEAE90CC@sonic.net>
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

John wrote:
> I have a 70's Motobecane Grand Record that has always been just great.
> I was out last weekend and broke some spokes. Unfortunately when the
> shop went to take the freewheel off they seem to have bent the Suntour
> Sprint Hub (not original. From the mid 80's). So now I am stuck.
> Where can I get another hub or wheel for a bike of this vintage? Rim is
> in great shape and I have a spare unused rim in any case. My
> understanding is that current hubs are not compatible. I had thought to
> sell the bike this season but now I am not sure whether that even makes
> sense. Parting it out would seem a shame. So here are my questions:
>
> 1) where can I get a new hub or wheel at a reasonable price?
> 2) Should I replace the wheel prior to listing the bike or should I just
> go ahead and offer it up as is?

Does this need 120mm spacing? I have a number of late 70s Shimano "105" hubs (has polished races and oil clip like Dura-Ace, but shell is unanodized); no QRs. I can sell you a rear for $10 +shipping or $15 +shipping for front and rear:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/ebay/shimano1.jpg

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA