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    biking newbie, need to replace rims

    Hello all, i just got a 1984 Raleigh Record, frame is in perfect shape the only things i have to replace are the rims. Had a problem last night going out the wheel got so bent it actually was stuck on the back fork. So any way i have another bike at home that i don't use and i wanted to take the wheels off that and put on my new Raleigh. The problem i envision is the cassette, this Raleigh is a 10 speed and the other is a 21 speed. any help would be appreciated.

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    Well, this is a job for Sheldon.

    I'm guessing the 10sp is a freewheel rather than a cassette... if the other bike is has a 7-cog freewheel, you may be in business... just swap the freewheels. If it's a cassette, you may be out of luck unless you cold-set your frame, which could take some doing.

    Otherwise, you may want to get the old wheel fixed, or buy a replacement wheel. ($40 bux or so at the LBS for a generic one, plus labor if you want them to put on the freewheel, too.)

    Also, if the old bike has 27" wheels, and the newer one has 700c wheels, the brakes may not match up. If the old bike is a mountain bike, you're clear out of luck all the way around.

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    well the other bike is a road bike, a panasonic team. i'll have to take a look when i get back. i may just have to get the rims repaired. i bought the bike off craigslist and was told the rims were a bit sketchy, and i think i just hit one too many potholes.

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    well the other bike is a road bike, a panasonic team. i'll have to take a look when i get back. i may just have to get the rims repaired. i bought the bike off craigslist and was told the rims were a bit sketchy, and i think i just hit one too many potholes.

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    If the wheel is bent back to such a degree are you confdient the frame/fork isn't also damaged? A new set of 27 1/4" or 700c wheel shouldn't set you back more than $50 for double walled ******bags. If your current brakes are adjusted properly and can take 4mm more lower on the reach then you should consider switching to 700c - much more variety in tyre selection.
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