Shimano 105 hub - 9/10 speed compatibility ?

hairy_boy
hairy_boy Posts: 345
edited December 2012 in Road buying advice
Hi,

looking at ordering a cheap new rear training wheel - wondered if anyone had used rutlandcycling.com for wheels, not sure what there wheel building is like ?

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  • Had them build me a set of Mtb wheels not too long ago and was very happy with the service, hasn't needed truing since i bought them, well made. Ive also had them true my road wheels once and they were good then also.
    Ben
  • Thanks Ben, much appreciated.
  • Looking at this build for a new back wheel - it says the hub 'offers 10 speed' but I am currently 9 speed - should my 9 speed cassette fit this hub (its a shimano HG50, 12-27 cassette) ?

    http://www.rutlandcycling.com/23364/Pro ... --32H.html
  • Good price for what you get, I know alot of guys who ride with open pro rims. 105 hubs are similar to the top end shimano hubs also just more heavy. easy to service and with the spokes they put on its easy to replace as well. sometimes fancy spokes are a nightmare to replace! You should fit on the hub fine as long as you get the shimano/sram or campag one that suits. I belive the diffrence between 9 and 10 speed is just a spacer so you should be fine. Why dont you give them a call or drop them an email, they have been very good in correspondence judging by previous experiences ive had!
    Ben
  • Hairy Boy wrote:
    Looking at this build for a new back wheel - it says the hub 'offers 10 speed' but I am currently 9 speed - should my 9 speed cassette fit this hub (its a shimano HG50, 12-27 cassette) ?

    http://www.rutlandcycling.com/23364/Pro ... --32H.html

    Yes, no problem, the free hub is the same
    left the forum March 2023
  • Thanks guys,

    have ordered that rear wheel, its actually factory built not custom built so we will see what its like.

    Ordered the front wheel to match at Merlin Cycles, Rutland didn't have the front wheel and Merlin where nearly £40 more for the rear wheel.

    http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... o-rim.html
  • Hairy Boy wrote:
    Thanks guys,

    have ordered that rear wheel, its actually factory built not custom built so we will see what its like.

    Ordered the front wheel to match at Merlin Cycles, Rutland didn't have the front wheel and Merlin where nearly £40 more for the rear wheel.

    http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/w ... o-rim.html

    It cannot be machine built... it is hand built.
    Normally these builds are outsourced and to keep the costs low they are built quickly. I know Harry Rowland builds wheels for the trade, but where he doesn't put his sticker, he doesn't put his quality... The quality is typically patchy.. some are very good, some are OK, some are off true from the box... at that price you take a punt... you can always return it if you are not happy.
    The worst case scenario is a wheel that keeps giving you problems and you have to keep posting. If you know somebody who understands wheels, worth spending the extra tenner and have it checked for piece of mind.
    left the forum March 2023
  • I think these wheels are 'Raleigh Pro Build' - built in some factory in Nottingham.

    Will check them for true-ness when they arrive - I guess if in doubt will get my LBS to check them over for spoke tension etc
  • mister p
    mister p Posts: 405
    Have a watch of THIS VIDEO of wheels being built by hand and machine at the Raleigh factory. I thought it was pretty interesting and they can churn out some numbers.
  • Interesting video.

    Don't know enough about wheels to know if that process results in a good/average/bad wheel - will keep my fingers crossed and keep an eye on my new wheels once in use, can always get the LBS to true them if required.