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    Trying to buy American Classic wheels...

    ... seems to be tricky.

    I want a set of MTB Race 26 wheels, 15mm front hub, 10mm rear.

    They exist, but can I find any to buy.

    Any shops/sites to try?
    There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate tyres

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    Eurobike.uk.com and just riding along
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    What Stan said - Eurobike are the UK distributor & their list of dealers is HERE.
    Last edited by Nobby; 11-05-12 at 20:35.
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    Cheers folks, I'm splurging some dosh to put the Anthem on a diet, silly wheels and a sid up front.

    I don't know if a nice bike will distract me from the futility of my existence, but I'm going to give it a damn good go...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnick;

    I don't know if a nice bike will distract me from the futility of my existence, but I'm going to give it a damn good go...
    It doesn't work for me.
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    Shhhhhhhh.....

    I'm going to single-handedly spend this country out of recession
    There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate tyres

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    Dalesman's got some spare cash that needs spending - perhaps you can help him out.
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    Yep what do you want nick ?
    I'm chasing cheap Sids spotted any ?
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    You need to buy a pair of race wheels which come with QRs , you'll also need a 15mm front axle conversion kit which cost about 15 and you may also have to buy the little circular thingies that support you disc rotors if you have avids or any rotors where the bolt holes aren't directly joined to one another a la Shimano , although sometimes these seem to come with the wheels, check first if they are supplied or not .

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    RCT3 QR and 15mm here

    RLT QR only here
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    Ooh it's nice to know 2012 SIDS are only marginally lighter than my knackered old PACE forks :-)

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    10% is 10%.
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    Sids cheaper at Evans
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalesman View Post
    Sids cheaper at Evans
    Even with the extra 10% reduction at checkout?
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    2011 World cup with 15mm axle, tapered carbon steerer, blah blah blah, 500 at on-one. RRP 1100!!! Only one set left now...
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    Can one one of you lovely chaps tell me if the freehub is god-awful noisy like a Hope/CK or is it more akin to a Mavic or even a Shimano...?

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    Because of the unique freehub design , which has the pawls in the hub body and not in the freehub and they retract when not in use AC could actually make them totally silent when freewheeling . The rep told us that people didn't like that and so they make a sound similar to mavic , certainly nothing like as loud as Hope .

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    Interesting stuff. Thanks.

    I find it strange that most folk seem to want a noisy hub. The old LBS mechanic actually attempted to make a customers Hope hub even more noisy than it already is. I don't how he done it or if he succeeded but why anyone would want that is simply beyond me. I much prefer the sound of tyres on tarmac/dusty trail than that bloody awful clicking...

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    I'd say my AC freehub is just a tad quieter than the Mavic one on my Crosstrails.
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    Loving my new alloy freehub on the hope hub, its awesomely noisier than the old steel one :-)
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