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Old 05-26-06, 07:28 AM   #1
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Mag Wheels vs Wire spoked wheels

I'm fixing up an old bike and the current rims are pretty much busted. Are mag wheels a good bet or would I be better off with wire-spoked wheels? I'm looking for something at a good price but still quality.
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Old 05-26-06, 07:44 AM   #2
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Mag wheels are not very strong, and the only thing the have going for them are looks.

Stick with regular spoke wheels unless its an old school bike that your fixing up and not going to ride.
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Are there any good places online to get wheels then? Again, nothing too fancy or expensive (in searching I even came across wheels with spinners), but just something basic that won't crumple under the weight of a 23 year old learning basic tricks.
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Are there any good places online to get wheels then? Again, nothing too fancy or expensive (in searching I even came across wheels with spinners), but just something basic that won't crumple under the weight of a 23 year old learning basic tricks.
www.danscomp.com
www.staff-bmx.com
www.empirebmx.com
www.albes.com

(All good mailorders.)
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Sweet, thanks. One last question then. What am I looking for in wheels as far as quality? I know what size I need, but that's about it. What other details would I want to think about?
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Sweet, thanks. One last question then. What am I looking for in wheels as far as quality? I know what size I need, but that's about it. What other details would I want to think about?
48h(number of spokes) if your learning tricka an are sketchy.
They should all be 20"

Chrome rims are nice for braking also.
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I personally hate mag wheels. If you land sideways at all, you will probably either crack or snap them. Spokes would be the way to go no matter what kind of bike you are building.
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Mags are for NOS 80s bikes and Billy Fran-whatever-sky. That is all.
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Billy Fran-whatever-sky.
Hes pretty good.

Spin Wheel Billy, what a cool nickname!
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i have mag rims on my 1980 redline and their the original but redline were never made for tricks anyways the bike rims have not cracked
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but redline were never made for tricks
Please just avoid posting things that you have no idea what your talking about. Ok?
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i have mag rims on my 1980 redline and their the original but redline were never made for tricks anyways the bike rims have not cracked
Ever heard of RL Osborn? Learn your roots, asshat.
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okay now you guys are pissed off becuz i have a bike that has mag rims on it and hasnt cracked proving your throry about mag rims cracking wrong and yes most redlines have really thin frames that are easy to break so it wouldnt been a good idea to do tricks on it. dumbasses.
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and wtf does rl osborn have to do with wat i said asshat!!!!
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yeah these bikes are ultra sturdy.yep ill be jumping off 15 ft ledges with these sturdy bikes with thin frames.
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