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Old 07-18-21, 07:33 PM
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I was given this wheelset when purchasing a frame (nice guy). He pointed out the crack in the rear offset rim (1/4" long under a spoke). The front rim is in great shape. What makes it interesting (at least for me) is the Dura Ace hubs. I'm kinda stuck on what I should do. I can't / won't be a wheelbuilder anytime soon and the offset would make things even more difficult (I would guess). The old me would just cut the things apart and save the hubs for a rainy day or pass them along. That still may be the best feasible option, but I am opening it up to you guys who are smarter than me to see if there are any better options.


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If they were mine and I didn't know what to do with them, I'd keep them whole and find a place to hang them up. At present, you have two hubs, 64 spokes, 64 nipples, and one rim that are still good. Mangling nipples or cutting spokes reduces the number of good parts you own.
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Old 07-18-21, 08:03 PM
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I'd rebuild the wheel with a new rim. The OC rim uses a ERD (effective rim diameter) of 598mm. The Dyad is basically same which means you can use the same spokes.
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Those are nice wheels. Someone will take them off your hands. Put them up for sale.
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I've been checking the 'bay for rims - just to see if they are available. Not married to the rear wheel being offest - unless the current spokes would dictate that. I think I read where you can move everything over as a single unit because the spokes have seated to the hub. I'm paranoid about buying something close - but ends up not working. The second listing is for a pair. Finding the exact match would be challenging.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/28433803535...gAAOSwlChgv3Cm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/20335372826...EAAOSwd9pgfeek

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