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My front wheel is really rusty, both the spokes and rim. I've tried cleaning and using rust converter, but I think it's a lost cause at this stage. I still cannot adjust some of the spokes, the nipple just twists the spoke itself.


My plan is to build a new wheel, but keep the old one on there while I need to get around.


My thought is to purchase a new rim from cheapcycle for $50, a set of stainless spokes from buchananspokes for about $100, but what about the hub? Looking at the parts diagrams for 1st vs 3nd gen, they *appear* to be the same, but those diagrams can sometimes be misleading or generic. Does anybody know definitively if the hub is different or the same? I know the rear is different (changed drum size I think), and I know the front brake is mounted on the left instead of the right, but the hub could just be spun around.....?


Thanks for any insights...
 

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not sure if they are mirror copies of each other - you should be able to find a hub on ebay
 

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Thanks guys, for some reason ebay won't accept payments from me, so I haven't used it in years now. That would certainly sort me out though!
 

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Finally sorted out eBay and got a front wheel. Everything is in excellent condition, bar a barely noticable flat spot on the rim, which I can 'wrench' out.
 
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