Replacement/Upgrade bits for Ventura Bilbury 19"

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Owen Williams, Mar 14, 2003.

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  1. Hello, I need to change the wheelset on my Ventura Bilbury 19" bike. When I first got it some grit
    got stuck in the brake pads front and rear which then carved nice grooves into the wheels. I get
    through brake pads very quickly and the bike gets filthy because of it.

    The wheels at the moment are 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 700Cx39C.

    My girlfriend has a Scot Sonoma TR3 with Weinmann Zac 19 wheels with Schwalbe County Cruiser
    Puncture Protection tyres. This seems to be a very fast bike.

    I'd like to get some similar or better :) but I have to bear in mind the the original bike was
    only £200.

    I mostly have a 5 minute ride to work but we occasionally do 'big rides' like the Gulthaxton (?)
    trail in Leicester. Or Leicester to Twycross Zoo and back.

    I'd like to buy the a wheelset fully built online and do the rest of the work myself. It seems a bit
    of a minefield though. I get the impression that you buy the rims, spokes and hub separately.

    Also, to be a bit flash I thought about upgrading the brakes, maybe to disk brakes.

    Any other general upgrade advice would be great.

    What do you think?



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