DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Think used, you have a 14 year old bike, you really don't need a brand new wheel. Take measurements first, know the rear spacing, and go.
Post a WTB wheel on your local C/L bicycle for sale section (yes, I know you are not selling a wheel, but that's where people look).
I find good used wheels all of the time. In rehabbing a couple of hundred bikes in the last five years, I have not bought a single new wheel (someday I probably will have to buy a wheel, I've never bought a new rim either). But I have bought many, many used wheels. Some come in the form of a bicycle. Bought a bike once just to get the Superbe Pro wheelset that is on my Katakura Silk right now.
One nice side benefit of used wheels is they often come with decent tires, tubes, skewers, and a cassette.
The seven speed stuff is pretty cheap as people upgraded to 8/9/10 speeds.
Last edited by wrk101; 11-26-11 at 07:24 AM.