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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:00 pm 
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ive got the opportunity to own some c50's but the front rim has crash damage, big crack on the braking surface, so is it possible to get a new rim for these and rebuild? if so where from?
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:11 pm 
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Don't think there is anything about the hub design that means you must use propitiatory shimano spokes, so in theory you could use any rim.

I'm beating once you find a rim through a shimano distributor it will end up costing you as much as the entire wheelset did second hand.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:22 pm 
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cheers thanks for your reply, yeah ive heard there £500 + so i go with a different rim


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 8:06 am 
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Check with Alex Cycles:

http://www.alexscycle.com/?sef_rewrite=1

He's in Japan but can ship outside the country. The last time I checked a few years ago Shimano can rebuild these carbon tubulars for around $300-$400 per wheel, which is not so bad. About the same price as getting used stuff on Ebay.


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:17 pm 
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Thanks for that I'll look into it!!! If I can't get the fixed can anyone recommend a rim to replace??? Ideally similar appearance to match the rear ?


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:27 am 
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See if you can get a deal on some of the older (2010?) Reynolds rims. They might look similar once you take logos off. Might be able to get a slightly smaller profile rim for the front as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Running to a dead end ATM anyone get any other suggestions ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:03 pm 
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Shimano sells the rim only. You can place your order through a dealer/distributor if they are willing to help you out. Just look it up at techdocs.shimano.com and give them the 'Shimano Code No.'

C50 tubular front
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/WH/EV-WH-7900-C50-TU-F-3133_v1_m56577569830746224.pdf

C50 clincher front
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/WH/EV-WH-7900-C50-CL-F-3135_v1_m56577569830746226.pdf


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