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Old 04-28-09, 05:06 PM   #1
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I need help if this is worth fixing it up.

Hello my step dad has this yellow bike which he bought from a racer on the local Louisville race track. its a cruiser and it says FA all over the fork/frame. I need a new wheel because the original is screwed up.It weight 26 Lb Is it a good bike?

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free agent? possibly?
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Yeah most likely a Free Agent.
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Its a OK bike But it weights 26 pounds!
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26 lbs isnt bad at all...
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I would say its worth fixing, 26 lbs is light for a bike that size.
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OK thanks. Any suggestions for a new back wheel. (not too expensive)
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hazzard lite 24'' laced to odyssey cassette.
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One question. by cassette you mean the free wheel or are you talking about the hub? Where the bearings are.
because I would rather keep the bearings and the freewheel. I just need the rim (wheel)

How much would that cost me?

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Cassette is a type of hub, it uses a driver instead of a freewheel and is much more reliable.
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That bike is actually decent. Clean it up a bit, and it would look nice too.
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you mean like a fixed bmx that you cant cruise or are you just saying it is a better form of a freewheel kind of thing.
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better than a freewheel
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much better than a freewheel
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So its not a fixed gear?
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If there is nothing wrong with the hub just take it to a bike shop and have them lace up a new rim for you. An Alex DM-24 24" inch rim is only about $20.00 at the shops around here and it is usually another 20 or so to have it laced up if you don't know how to do it yourself.
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Any more suggestions on a cheap but not too bad rear 24In rim?

Well i just went to my local bike shop and they said $50 !!!!!!!!!!!!
So i think i am not going to be able to get a new wheel for a while, but if i could do it my self it would be really good. But sadly i cannot. I would be fine with $20 but not with $50!

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LOL 50 bucks is not expensive, might as well not bother fixing the bike up if you aren't will thing to throw down some cash. What were you expecting?
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Well because i am 14 i cant really make a lot of money. So do you think i should learn and do it my self? Or is it safe to ride it ,because it has a small crack on the braking surface bit its only minimal.

If i would have a job then i would be fine but i don't have a job.

What about this? could i put my free wheel on it?
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maybe. it depends.
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would it stand up against mild BMX racing?

I know why they bent so easily. The Weinmann 519 519 Rims
Read these reviews! http://www.mtbr.com/cat/tires-and-wh...97_139crx.aspx

And how do you mean it depends?

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I am thinking about getting one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Alex-Alloy-Nut...223742&sr=1-91

or..... http://www.amazon.com/Alex-Alloy-Fre...1213866&sr=1-1
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racing is hardly "mild"
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Word.
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Well no i am not a competitive racer or am i signed up to race, i just want a bike that will stand up against SMALL jumps and so on. Just cruising on the track.
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