i just bought a set of the 101s for a ridiculously amazing price.
the guy i bought them from said he bought them new in 2013
i thought to myself "great, its got the updated 2013 rear hub"
but then i found a sticker inside the rim that reads: 2011/11/23
which leads me to believe that at least the rear rim was made November 23, 2011
which leads me to wonder which version of the 188 rear hub is on these wheels.
are there any visual identifiers on the hub that distinguishes between the 188-V7 and the 188-V8
i looked at this page:http://www.zipp.com/support/identify/hub_cassette.php
and there is no "shimano" or serial number on the hub body, but i bought the campagnolo conversion hub body:http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/ ... speed-blue
if this is the pre-2013 model hub, then i wonder if i shouldn't just send it to a local wheel builder and have it re-laced to a different (better) rear hub
I'd rather not have to do this, but if so, what would be a recommended replacement hub?
UPDATE: i just found the 10-speed ring spacer in the packet that came with the wheel set. and its silver. does that mean i have the pre-2013 model rear hub?