I've got a mildly dilapidated Peugeot Premiere from 1986 and I'd like to get it running and on the road.
I've been trying to find out what the restrictions are between wheels and drivetrains. For example, I'm guessing I can't just buy a new pair of wheels and fit the old cassette to the new rear wheel? From what I can gather, the hub needs to match the groupset you're using...
The hubs on the Peugeot are Maillard and the drivetrain is all branded as Sachs Huret (I realise I've just contradicted myself there but you get where I'm coming from, hopefully..)
Bontrager's shallowest Aeolus D3 wheels combine impressive aerodynamics with a reasonable weight and predictable handling, making them an excellent all-conditions option.
As you'll probably know, over the last few years many manufacturers have begun to concentrate on the aerodynamics in the section of the wheel where the rim is leading as well as the section where the tyre is leading. Zipp, for example, have focused on this with their Firecrest designs. Bontrager have done so too; D3 means Dual Direction Design.
The one thing letting my Velocite down (other than me) are the super heavy wheels that I have got on it, so I think it's time to treat it to some new hoops. I have a budget of about £600.
The bike is used for a mixture of rides and will be my triathlon rig for next year, so I was thinking 50mm deep carbons. Planet X seem to offer a lot for the money, but are they a little too good to be true? What alternatives would you recommend?
Brand new, unused, still boxed set of Bontrager Race X Lite clincher road wheels. They look like these:
20 spoke front, 24 rear, 1530g the pair. Scandium alloy rims, Shimano freehub.
RRP £650, will sell for £540 inc postage or I'll deliver within a 50 mile radius of central Manchester. Or if you want to pick them up from Manchester, they'll be £520.
My relationship with these Spin Speed Metal 30 wheels didn't get off to a good start. The valve holes in the 30mm deep semi-aero Niobium alloy rims are a little small which makes it hard to get some valve extenders through, actually, make that impossible.