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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 07-27-07, 08:11 PM   #1
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#@$@!# My rim is shot *grrrrr*

Today I took a closer look why my rear wheel always gets out of true so easy.
Very close inspection revealed that my Alesa rim actually had cracks on the sidewall. Dammit, now I need to find a new rim so I can at least ride the event next Saturday.

I can't just buy a new wheel since I have an old 105 shimano 7 speed cassette with a 7 speed index tube shifter. I don't think there are any hubs out there anymore which would fit that cassette.

If I had the dough right now I'd replace my old bike with a 2007 Trek Modane 5.2 SL which the stores offer now for $1999 in a blow out sale.


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Old 07-27-07, 08:43 PM   #2
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Buy a rim and have it rebuilt with new spokes? Spokes $20, rim $50(?), build $45
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Old 07-27-07, 11:00 PM   #3
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Give them a call and see if they have a wheel on stock, or a rim to lace onto your hub!
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Old 07-28-07, 07:25 AM   #4
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Kinda on the same subject, How long can you expect a rim to last (Especially under Clyde loads)? I have nearly 6,000 miles on my stock rims (Matrix 750) and I'm a bit concerned, even though there are no signs of cracking/wear.
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Old 07-28-07, 07:32 AM   #5
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I had Bontrager select on my Lemond. At 230, I got 10 months out of them. I did 7,000 miles that year, so maybe got 5,5000 from them. 20/24 spoke wheels

Did not break or crack. Just went out of true just about every ride. I ditched them before any serious problems to avoid injury.

On my stock Trek (Matrix 32 hole) maybe a year 5,000 miles.
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whatever you do,dont try to ride on it and,end up getting hurt. that wouldnt be worth it.
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Old 07-28-07, 05:04 PM   #7
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Soo.... could not find one darn rim or complete wheel in about 5 different bicycle stores. Dag nabbit. They all needed to order either a complete wheel which would fit my old 7 speed Shimano cassette or one store had a Bontrager Race Lite X in store for 440$ *yikes* and that was it.

So my wife was mentioning I should just go out and get a new bike to replace my 15 year old steel road warrior and order a rim for the old bike and keep it as a back up bike and to pull my daughters one wheeler around.

To the Trek store we went and dropped the 1999$ sales price on a 2007 Madone 5.2 SL. Man oh man... what an upgrade from a 15 yr old chrome moly columbus frame with the 105 group.
Unbelievable how crisp the chain changes gears and how easy it is to ride up hill.

This is one hell of a bike.

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Any excuse to get a Madone!
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Soo.... could not find one darn rim or complete wheel in about 5 different bicycle stores. Dag nabbit. They all needed to order either a complete wheel which would fit my old 7 speed Shimano cassette or one store had a Bontrager Race Lite X in store for 440$ *yikes* and that was it.

So my wife was mentioning I should just go out and get a new bike to replace my 15 year old steel road warrior and order a rim for the old bike and keep it as a back up bike and to pull my daughters one wheeler around.

To the Trek store we went and dropped the 1999$ sales price on a 2007 Madone 5.2 SL. Man oh man... what an upgrade from a 15 yr old chrome moly columbus frame with the 105 group.
Unbelievable how crisp the chain changes gears and how easy it is to ride up hill.

This is one hell of a bike.

Thomas
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Old 07-28-07, 05:12 PM   #9
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Any excuse to get a Madone!
Hehe.. don't tell her I manipulated the rim the night before
j/k I was really going back and forth if I should drop 2k on a bike.. but then I dropped 30k on my wifes Minivan... so what the hell
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