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Gipiemme Wheels - Bloody Odd or What?(4 posts)

Gipiemme Wheels - Bloody Odd or What?Saddle_Sore
Nov 6, 2003 1:37 AM
I'm hoping that some of the people out there with a good deal more technical nouse than me might assist...

I have a pair of Gipiemme wheels (think they are either Quadra or Fulcrum) that I was intending to fit to my old frame (Reynolds 531c). Got the front wheel on a treat and it looked good.

Went to put the back wheel on and it wouldn't fit! There appears to be a nut on the cassette side of the hub that's stopping the wheel dropping into the forks. It's about 6mm out.

Is it possible to replace the nut with a slimmer model or would this compromise the wheel?

Perhaps I am being a f*ckwit but after 30 mins of trying last night I couldn't see any other solution.
How old is the frame?oldbutslow
Nov 6, 2003 6:10 AM
If it's fairly old, the axle spacing might be 126 mm. Your new wheel is likely 130 mm.

If your frame is really old, the axle spacing might be even smaller. I forget what they used to be back in the days of 5 speed cassettes.

How old is the frame?Saddle_Sore
Nov 6, 2003 6:41 AM
The frame is at least 10 years old so it is possible that frame geometry has moved on. I have been told that thinner cones could be the answer? Anyway, I am going to get the damn thing round to my pal who runs a bike shop and see if he cannot lever it into position.

Thanks for responding though :-)
120 mm was std. spacing for 5 speeds (before early '80s)(nm)torquer
Nov 6, 2003 6:55 AM