General Cycling Discussion - Who sells complete replacement wheels for decent prices?
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09-16-02, 02:52 PM
First post here. I'm a street biker, not an enthusiast.
Anyway, need to replace the rear wheel (which got stolen) on my 1999 Specialized Hardrock. What would be a good online store to get one? I'm not interested in putting it together, just need a standard, inexpensive complete rear wheel (rim, spokes, hub, gears) so I can use my bike again. The only preference I would want is a quick release hub, although this time I intend to lock the rear wheel as well. Thanx.
09-16-02, 04:35 PM
Just got in the first :rolleyes: fall NASHBAR and they had some good prices....and a good return policy
09-16-02, 05:11 PM
09-16-02, 06:28 PM
Is there in your town a place that only repairs bikes? Or that sell second-hand bikes? Or that recycles bikes?
In Montréal, I have bought four second-hand wheels which either came from bikes where the frame was too small, or broken, or accidented... and I feel the price was right.
09-16-02, 06:31 PM
You can also check out Ebay. There are some good deals there.
09-17-02, 02:50 AM
For my commuter bike I went to a good local bike shop with an experienced wheelbuilder. He built up a commuting grade wheel, with Shimano Alivio hubs (about $12), DT spokes and Mavic touring rim.
Some people may be a bit sniffy about handbuilding low-grade components, but they are excellent value, work well for years and with handbuilding, the wheel will be a lot stronger and more reliable than a machine built one.
09-17-02, 03:25 AM
My trusted mechanic at my favorite Bike shop special orders "Velocity Wheels." This is for my older road bike, which has so many miles on it, I have replaced wheels like on four seperate ocassions. I have had good luck with Velocities. last well over 15,ooo miles and are reasonably priced..
09-18-02, 06:45 AM
Don't forget to buy a good kryptonite lock. I bought a complete set of deore lx with good mavic rims for $110. I thought that was more than reasonable. A bike lock worth buying will cost $75 - $110. Or commuting on a beater is always an option. Thanks to walmart bike theft is almost nonexistant in our area. Can't even give them away at garage sales anymore.
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