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walkmanman

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active Dec 2018

Keen cyclist...
And petition the site Admin to allow its users to have signatures auto included in their posts (as seen on Retrobike et al). Here's mine:


Remember "We were only obeyink orders" at the Nuremburg Trials? This is crap: you people who are involved in or abetting extremism (not just that of the past/another country to ours...) must listen to yourselves/your own orders...

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    Righto, I had only turned up a 40/32 hole set of Weinmanns anyway:)

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    Yes, I had a vague idea the wheel could have been Wolber made, what with the vintage French manufacturers practice of commonly making parts for other French manufacturers, and more obviously because the seperate 'Gentleman' badge matches Wolber's one (and it's using the unusual model name at all). Thanks for confirming it for me:) I couldn't actually say ATM if it's 36 hole since I only have info for it off a bike storage list I forgot I had (I didn't actually dig the wheel itself out, as mentioned above!), but if I did know TBH I wouldn't really want to unlace the wheel since in its complete state it's a nice wheel.
    But, as I say, I will have a search for the 27" wheels with rusted spokes, and it will probably take a week so it's just as well you're ok to wait.
    But one other thing is I'm wondering if you might be local to me (north London) to collect the rims in person? The faff of posting rims/sourcing suitable boxes is a bit off-putting TBH, and of course (even with wheel boxes) there's also the risk of damaging items like rims when they're not in their built-up state. But then again, you might do better to buy the rims from the above chap, especially as they're Wolber/Super Champion examples, which I'm pretty sure mine won't be.

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    I've dug the wheel out but as I said I wasn't certain what I had and it turns out that I remembered the model name correctly but the maker was actually Super Champion. And it was also a front wheel so I guess this rules it out. However, I am more sure that I have one or more nice quality/alloy 27" wheels with rusted spokes, so could unlace one for you if interested?

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    Yup, they are quite common. I'll dig the wheel out and see. I'll also check about the hub.

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    I think I have a Wolber Gentleman rim, but built up as a complete rear wheel- if you can't find a rim then this could be an option?

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    Forgot that- it's a clincher. Pm if interested.

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    I have a nice front track wheel going spare. The only thing to mention is it does have a black rim, but the track hub is silver. Rim is a nice 80's Ambrosia one laced to unbranded h/f hub with nuts which all look original.

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    I also have a pair of Shimano ones, maybe the same model as ones above. I think my ones are black though.

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    I think I might have all these bits, if you'd rather buy everything in one go? The freewheel would be a vintage one though. Pm me if interested.

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    I have a Stronglight Impact chainset with the 165mm cranks but can't remember what the BCD is. And it could also take me a while to lay hands on them, but maybe the above new ones were suitable?

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