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New wheel?

sjgray86sjgray86 Posts: 2
edited August 2014 in The workshop
Good afternoon,

I have a Raleigh Spirit from the 80s (I think) which I used to ride a lot when I lived in Cambridge. However, the back wheel got bent, and I haven’t ridden it since. I wanted to get it back to working order but had a couple of questions, which you may be able to help me with.

Firstly, is it worth replacing both wheels?

Secondly, I really struggled to get to grips with the friction gearing (also because of the positioning of the shifters). As I need to replace the back wheel anyway, would this be a good opportunity to change to an indexed system, with changers on the handlebars?

Obviously I don’t want to spend too much on what is a nice but old bike, but with the availability of second hand parts, I was just curious.

Thanks ever so much for your time,

Steven

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,817
    Sounds like you want to spend a lot of money on an old bike... not worth it... keep it as it is and replace the wheel with something second hand cheap and cheerful
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