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New Wheels for Steel 4yr old steel Audax bike or new Bike?

spockyspocky Posts: 67
edited August 2011 in Tour & expedition
I have a nice steel audax bike which is four years old. Wheels need replacing now.

To get handbuilt wheels suitable for touring it will cost £150/£170.

Dilemma is whether or not to sell it and spend say £900 on new Bike

Problem being that my present bike Orbit Helium has Campag Veloce and it seems that I would be struggling to get same quality on a new £800/£900 bike

Any thoughts


  • mz__jomz__jo Posts: 398
    If you like the bike, buy the wheels. If you don't like the bike , sell it and buy something new (but you might not like that one either).
  • nwallacenwallace Posts: 1,465
    If it's a decent steel frame, new wheels all the way.
    Well unless the geometry is wrong.

    What's the frameset?
    Do Nellyphants count?

    Commuter: FCN 9
    Cheapo Roadie: FCN 5
    Off Road: FCN 11

    +1 when I don't get round to shaving for x days
  • andymillerandymiller Posts: 2,856
    Isn't this a no-brainer or am I missing something?
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