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pakchoi

Member since Jul 2015 • Last active Jun 2020
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    Cheers chaps for info. @Turkish I’m not quite ready yet but that’s a great price, thanks. I’m north though 😐

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    Nice. is that 27.5 or 29? Sorry, I don’t have the tool you need!

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    Dear forum folks, knowledge request please. I have a V1 Pompino whose 135 OLD spacing makes it a PITA to get wheels which are both rim brakes and tubeless. They simply don’t make them off the peg unless I spend more than double the bike’s worth for Hope or Hunt etc. Therefore custom build might be the only route, but then the cost of the wheel builder might also make this economically unviable. So I’m back to square one and considering selling the bike, which I really don’t want to do as it’s a cracking ride. Long way of asking a question, but how much should I be expecting to pay someone to build a set of wheels? Anyone have a rough idea please?

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    Like it, thanks. On the contrary, I think it’s a lovely picture

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    Just seen them on Velo solo - interesting!

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    Single speed flip flop at moment. I had thought of that but most MTB wheels are disk brake so how would that work with clincher V Brakes? Suppose I could just pretend there was a braking surface?

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    Here’s mine, BTW

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    @rhb, yes, that is a very good idea - thank you! Any reason for the genetic recommendation or would any do. I’ve already got a pair of very similar On One chain tugs you see...

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    I’ve got a Baby blue Pomp, think it’s a V1, with 135mm rear hub spacing. (Frame and most other bits bought from a selection of very nice people on this forum. ). I’m trying to run it as a SSCX over the summer, but am struggling with punctures and track wheels that are not really up to the job. Ideally I want some off the shelf tubeless ready clincher wheels with 135 OLD. However that would appear to be impossible unless I go custom, which would basically quadruple the cost of the entire build. Any idea folks?

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    hi forum friends. Anyone got any idea where i can get off the shelf single speed wheels with a 135 OLD to fit my 135 OLD baby blue Pompino? Currently running miche pista track wheels with 130 axle that barely fits in but could do with a spare set. Failing that regular cassette wheel(s) that I can convert to single speed.
    Oh, and ideally tubeless ready, fixing puncture with track bolts can be such a faff

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