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Old 07-31-08, 04:01 PM   #1
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Where can I buy just a rim?

I have a Shimano WH-R560 wheelset. The rear rim has cracked on my twice. The first time, the shop had it replaced under warranty. The second time, its out of warranty. Basically, I am too heavy for this wheelset. I want to see about buying a replacement rim and then selling the whole wheelset on ebay. I don't know if its a viable proposition until I can check rim prices.

Can someone recommend an online spot to purchase just the Shimano Rim?

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It appears that Velocity has some rims drilled 20 hole available. Cambria bike has one for $49. They've got a couple others at higher prices too.

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...+ROAD+BIKE+RIM
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Have you checked your local bike shop? Mine (www.bobsbikes.com) has some rims you may can look at. They ain't cheap, though, and you'll probably have to come here to Alabama to get them.
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Have you checked your local bike shop? Mine (www.bobsbikes.com) has some rims you may can look at. They ain't cheap, though, and you'll probably have to come here to Alabama to get them.

It looks like Bob's is like every other local shop - they seel full wheels, not rims. I just want the rim. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

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It appears that Velocity has some rims drilled 20 hole available. Cambria bike has one for $49. They've got a couple others at higher prices too.

http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.a...+ROAD+BIKE+RIM
Thanks for the suggestion. I would like to replace with the Shimano rim, so I can re-use everything else (including the spokes). I'm not sure how to tell what spokes I would need with another brand rim. The wheel only had 2500 miles on it when the rim cracked in 3 different places. I know it will hold up for lighter people. $50 is about what makes sense to me to spend to put this wheel back together. Otherwise, its probably going into the trash masher.

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I'd say time for a change. There are more reliable wheels out there than Shimano WH-R560 boutique low spoke count. Consider Ultegra/Open Pro's or some other 32 3X. It's a waste to keep putting good money on bad wheels.
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I'd say time for a change. There are more reliable wheels out there than Shimano WH-R560 boutique low spoke count. Consider Ultegra/Open Pro's or some other 32 3X. It's a waste to keep putting good money on bad wheels.
You did not read my whole post. I'm not keeping the wheel set. I'm trying to determine if I can come out ahead by repairing the rim, then selling the whole wheel set on ebay. The alternative is to just throw it all away and forget it.

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Here's the ebay store for the one I help at, not sure if they have your exact rim though. You might have to have your local shop order you a wheel. But I'm thinking you might come out ahead in the game if you just sell the hub by itself and let someone else find a rim.

http://stores.ebay.com/wheelandsprocket
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But I'm thinking you might come out ahead in the game if you just sell the hub by itself and let someone else find a rim.
Duh, why didn't I think of that! Thanks for the suggestion.

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Duh, why didn't I think of that! Thanks for the suggestion.

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Because those types of hubs are littering ebay and therefore don't sell for much.

Why not take it back to the shop and see if they'll try to get it warrantied anyway? Some shops go to bat for you and work their magic to get things done. Even if they say no, they can order the rim for you, which is what any shop will have to do if you want the exact one for the wheelset.
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