Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-12-09, 02:01 PM   #1
zhirinovsky
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Warped Rear Wheel

I decided to replace the tires on a bike that I haven't used in a couple years only to discover the rear wheel is bent significantly out of shape. It's probably not salvageable, which brings me to my very first wheel replacement.

Questions:
1) My original tire was labeled 700x38c. Does this mean any 700 wheel will fit at a replacement?
2) What can I expect to pay for a cheap (maybe second hand) 700 wheel?
3) Can someone refer me to a link on how to change a rear wheel?
4) If necessary, how much will it cost a bike shop to place the wheel for me?

I probably left a hole in there somewhere, but these four questions will start it off.
zhirinovsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-09, 02:10 PM   #2
FBinNY 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Posts: 30,009
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 390 Post(s)
Yes, any 700c wheel is OK, as they all have the same rim diameter and fit the same tires. Try to look for one with similar rim width if you're still planning to use 38mm wide tires. Also make sure the cassette body and overall axle width matches yours.

Prices vary all over the board, though used ones are somewhat rare, since most are replaced for the same reason as yours.

You can save a bit of dough by transfering your QR skewer, and you'll need a tool to remove the cassette lockring and transfer the cassette. Usually, if you buy the new wheel from an LBS, they'll transfer your tire and cassette for little or no added charge.
__________________
FB
Chain-L site

An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
FBinNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-09, 03:48 PM   #3
iareConfusE
Number One
 
iareConfusE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Danville, CA
Bikes: Scott CR1 Elite
Posts: 536
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1. Any 700c wheel will do, but choose the wheel according to what tire width you want to run.

2. You can expect to pay around $100 for a brand new single rear wheel, or around $50-60 for a used one.

3. Changing a rear wheel is exactly like changing the front wheel, just that you have to deal with a derailleur and a chain. Unless of course you're referring to swapping over the freehub body and cassette. If thats the case, google it, and I'm sure you can find the answer yourself.

4. Bike shop will probably charge you maybe $50 total for labor to swap freehub or cassette over to a new wheel. Thats just a guess though, I don't actually know...
iareConfusE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-09, 04:02 PM   #4
FBinNY 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
Posts: 30,009
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 390 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by iareConfusE View Post
......

4. Bike shop will probably charge you maybe $50 total for labor to swap freehub or cassette over to a new wheel. Thats just a guess though, I don't actually know...
Bike shops get a bad rap sometimes for high labor pricing, but no way would you pay $50 to transfer QR skewer, tire, tube and cassette to a new wheel purchased there, expect to pay from N/C up to $10 or so for the job. On a wheel purchased elsewhere it might be double that.

It might also bit a bit more if they have to install the new wheel into your bike and adjust gears and brakes, but still nowhere close to $50.00 labor.
__________________
FB
Chain-L site

An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.

“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin

“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions” - Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN

WARNING, I'm from New York. Thin skinned people should maintain safe distance.
FBinNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-09, 04:07 PM   #5
Panthers007
Great State of Varmint
 
Panthers007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
Bikes:
Posts: 7,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Take a look at these:

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._400002_400002

And these:

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/top_level_menu/Wheels/1/

Colorado Cyclist has excellent wheels - right out of the box. But any mail-order wheel requires checking for true, round, tension, and stressing.
Panthers007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-09, 04:11 PM   #6
iareConfusE
Number One
 
iareConfusE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Danville, CA
Bikes: Scott CR1 Elite
Posts: 536
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
Bike shops get a bad rap sometimes for high labor pricing, but no way would you pay $50 to transfer QR skewer, tire, tube and cassette to a new wheel purchased there, expect to pay from N/C up to $10 or so for the job. On a wheel purchased elsewhere it might be double that.

It might also bit a bit more if they have to install the new wheel into your bike and adjust gears and brakes, but still nowhere close to $50.00 labor.
My pricing didn't include buying the wheel from them. If the wheel was bought from them they would (I hope) probably do it for free.
iareConfusE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-09, 04:43 PM   #7
Al1943
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Oklahoma
Bikes: Trek 5500, Colnago C-50
Posts: 9,433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A 38 mm tire sounds awfully big for a 700 wheel. Be sure that the new rim is wide enough for a 38.
Why don't you take the wheel to your LBS and ask them to fix it. You probably just need a new rim and maybe service the hub.

Al
Al1943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:37 AM.