Been a long time since I've ridden a BMX bike. I has been a year since I had knee surgeries on both knees. I've decided to get a BMX bike to ride it around the park to continue with my rehabs. With that, I've picked up a used 1999 Schwinn Pro Stock 3 20". I am now looking to get new set of wheels since I've found out that the rear wheel is a little bent. The specs on the bike listed:
Front: 20 x 2.125" Schwinn XS Scrambler, Rear: 20 x 1.75" Schwinn XS Scrambler
The wheels that came with the bike is Alex AL-7X24D (Stock I believe)
I was browsing around the net and saw a set of wheels that caught my eyes. Would these fit my bike?
1. PRIMO BALANCE REAR WHEEL
2. SHADOW CONSPIRACY STUN WHEEL
3. ODYSSEY LITE CASSETTE V3
4. 20x1.75 SINZ PRO CASSETTE WHEELS
5. ACS Z MAG 5-SPOKE
What would you recommend? I'm looking for something lightweight. Please recommend wheels/tires combination is possible.
Thanks everyone for the help. I'll take the wheel to shop first to see if it can be repaired/trued. I can see it wobbles a little when I flipped the bike over and spin the tire. Worst case I'll just get new set of wheels.
Just got back from the bike shop. Looks like I'll have to get new wheels. The guy listed all the prices to fix it and it just adds up. So, here's my plan. Hopefully I can get some expert advice on which to get.
I've researched and have narrowed my choices down to 2 wheels (Primo or Odyssey) and the hard part is deciding which size tires to go with the wheels. Here are my choices:
Primo Balance Rear BMX Bike Wheel - 9T - Black (2 lbs. 13.2 oz) $199.99
Primo Balance Front BMX Bike Wheel - Black (2 lbs.) $124.99
Odyssey Cassette V3 Rear BMX Bike Wheel - 36H 9T - Black (2 lbs. 13.5 oz) $184.99
Odyssey Vandero 2 Front Wheel - Black (2 lbs 3.6 oz) $144.99
I've been reading the forums and many have recommended the above wheels/tires. Originally I wanted to get the ACS Z Mags, but some say not to get it unless you're 6-9 years old. What else do you guys recommend for a lightweight, but inexpensive wheels if there's such a thing? Thanks.
I agree on the folding tires costing too much, some nearly doubled in price and the weight is only a few oz off. I made the choice and purchased the FIT FAFs (20x1.95 and 20x2.10). Thanks again for everyone's help.
Does anyone know if the 1999 Schwinn Pro Stock 3 frame has the "standard" or "integrated" headset? I'm changing out the stem (S&B Redneck) and might as well change the headset since I do see some rust.
Good choice on the wheels, the headset will definitely be standard. But if you plan on upgrading the frame at all in the near future, its not worth it to buy an expensive headset since it will have to be changed over to integrated now.
Thanks everyone. I was told that this frame can take Euro BB. Is this true? I will be adding the Profile Race cranks 175mm. This bike has American BB right now with Primo cranks (older version). Is it possible to switch to Euro BB?