Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-23-07, 09:06 AM   #1
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cracked me a wheel....

Well, my brakes have gotten REALLY BAD lately.....I tried to tighten them, but just couldn't quite get them tight enough and it was getting to point where it was getting dangerous. I had to use my "Fred Flinstone brakes" to keep from going into middle of intersection last few commutes.

I couldn't wait any longer, so I stopped at the Performance shop on the way home. The guy immediately diagnosed my brake pads were nearly gone (don't know why I didn't think to even look at that). Anyway, they were too busy to get to it for a few days, and I didn't want to wait.

I coddled it back home and called one of the shops in the area that I like to see how quick they could do a tune up (long overdue anyway) including the brakes. They would only take a day, so I grabbed the bike to get it up there last night.

The guy puts it up on the stand to give an inspection, and he cleans the rim of the back wheel while he's spinning it because its covered with commuting grime (especially since its been raining on/off a lot lately). As he gets it clean, he says, "do you know that you have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 - 7 cracks in your rear wheel?".

WHAT?!!?! No, I didn't. He showed me.

So now I'm in for a tune up and a wheel too. I came back here last night...and read up in some of the wheel threads. I decided I'd like a "Mavic T520 silver" wheel and emailed the store's email. I'll have to double check on it this morning to make sure they got the email and we can make it happen.

Anyway......just thought I'd share my pain. My $20 brake adjustment is now going to run closer to $200.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 09:09 AM   #2
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What did you have on there?

I hear ya, I got one out of commission, another that should be, and another that I have to keep a close eye on. All rear wheels of course.
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 09:11 AM   #3
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Air View Post
What did you have on there?

I hear ya, I got one out of commission, another that should be, and another that I have to keep a close eye on. All rear wheels of course.
It was the stock wheels that came with the Trek 520. According to website they are "Bontrager Maverick rims".
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 09:18 AM   #4
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Whoa - yeah those T520s should do the trick.
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 10:18 AM   #5
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm pretty happy with the Mavic rim on my commuter (26" XC-717) and I hear a lot of good about all the Mavic rim choices out there for us big guys, so you should be fine with your new T520.

When I get a new bike, I'm probably ditching the stock lightweight wheels (most bikes I'm looking at seem to stock Ritchey Protocols, which I've heard have problems) and go with a mid-weight strong wheel like the Aksium or Ksyrium Equipe.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 12:12 PM   #6
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks like the T520 is going to take too long to get and be more expensive than I want to spend right now. I'll probably go back to the stock Trek (bontrager) wheel and maybe consider getting a rocking wheel set in the next year or so.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 12:20 PM   #7
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What are you looking to spend? The Velocity Dyad is a heavy duty touring rim highly recommended if you're looking at 48 spokes. Throw that on a Shimano LX hub and you're looking at about 60+40+48+40 for a wheel that should be indestructible.

Yes, I've been wheel shopping lately (check that De-evolution section in my sig for the threads I posted in the mechanics section if you want to track my research)
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 12:31 PM   #8
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Air View Post
What are you looking to spend? The Velocity Dyad is a heavy duty touring rim highly recommended if you're looking at 48 spokes. Throw that on a Shimano LX hub and you're looking at about 60+40+48+40 for a wheel that should be indestructible.

Yes, I've been wheel shopping lately (check that De-evolution section in my sig for the threads I posted in the mechanics section if you want to track my research)
That's about the same as the T520. It was that and the time involved.

I think I'll get the simple replacement for now (after all it has lasted me 2 years already). Then plan on a full bullet proof wheel set in the future.

That website you posted is the same one I got from the wheel thread where I found the T520 in the first place.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 02:04 PM   #9
Not the Slowest
Senior Member
 
Not the Slowest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Riverdale, NY
Bikes: 2002 Seven Axiom
Posts: 731
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Bet the wheel was out of tru for a while and that wore out your brakes.

If you do not put on any crazy milage then you can do a few things, I put on over 5000 a year.

a) Just get a rear wheel for now, they take most of the pain while you ride. Then you have a spare.
b) Get the old wheel re-built if the hubs are okay, see #1
c) Always, inspect your bike.
A-Air
B- Brakes
C- Cables
D- Da extra Tubes, Pump and Helmet

If the brakes wear down you could have messed the rims, then you skull.

Get the bike checked out in Late February, when the shops are slow.
Clean your bike, it will save your life. Things like cracks also happen on frames.

Hey, big guys put more stress on the wheels and frame.

Good wheels will be your best investment, IF TAKEN CARE OF.

Good Luck

Rob
Not the Slowest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 04:01 PM   #10
(51)
Perma-Clyde
 
(51)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Suncoast, FL
Bikes: Trek Hybrid 7200
Posts: 931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
WOW! Were they cracks visible? I checked mine and they seemed ok. I am closing in on 7,000 on my stock Trek 7200 rims.
(51) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 04:07 PM   #11
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by (51) View Post
WOW! Were they cracks visible? I checked mine and they seemed ok. I am closing in on 7,000 on my stock Trek 7200 rims.
Yes...but they weren't big or gaping cracks or anything like that. They looked more like slight lines coming out from some of the spokes.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 07:05 PM   #12
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I got a set of Mavic A119 with LX hubs and they have been very good so far. Found them on eBay and the seller (Colorado LBS) was using the best offer option. I picked them up for $125.00, $140 delivered. Have run tires as small as 23's (conti's trainer tire) and as large as 35's. I typically run 28's and have about 600 miles on them so far. The rim has a 19MM width and the wheel was drilled for presta, but since I might run wider tires, I drilled them out to fit a schraeder and will just pop in a sleeve if I want to run smaller tires with presta.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 08:52 PM   #13
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well....it's all over but the fat lady singing.

LBS guy called back and said Trek was out of stock wheel (built). They only had the rims and he could get the rim and build it up. I thought....not much different than the T520s now.

I told him I would go ahead and get the T520. He told me to order it and get it myself and he'd build/install.

I found a set of them online from Rocky Mountain Cyclery (probably same one you got yours at Jaxgtr). I don't know about a "best offer" deal.....I wonder if I could have gotten them cheaper.

I picked up a set, built with 40h/spokes per wheel for $274 ($304 after shipping).

Now I have TWO T520 40 spoke wheels coming to put on...it may have cost a few, but now I know I'll be on SOLID wheels that will not break.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-07, 11:23 PM   #14
cohophysh
fishologist
 
cohophysh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Diamondback MTB; Leader 736R
Posts: 1,201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hey, better 300 bucks now than having to come visit you in the hospital
__________________
We cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them. A.E.

1990 Diamond Back MTB
2007 Leader 736R
www.cohocyclist.blogspot.com
http://www.loopd.com/members/cohocyclist/Default.aspx


cohophysh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-07, 01:35 AM   #15
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wait - I'm confoosed. So you bought the set complete and hand built for $274? Or you bought the parts and after the bike shop is done building it'll cost you $274 not including tax?
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-07, 06:13 AM   #16
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
Well....it's all over but the fat lady singing.

LBS guy called back and said Trek was out of stock wheel (built). They only had the rims and he could get the rim and build it up. I thought....not much different than the T520s now.

I told him I would go ahead and get the T520. He told me to order it and get it myself and he'd build/install.

I found a set of them online from Rocky Mountain Cyclery (probably same one you got yours at Jaxgtr). I don't know about a "best offer" deal.....I wonder if I could have gotten them cheaper.

I picked up a set, built with 40h/spokes per wheel for $274 ($304 after shipping).

Now I have TWO T520 40 spoke wheels coming to put on...it may have cost a few, but now I know I'll be on SOLID wheels that will not break.
Yep, that's the guy, Rocky Mountain Cyclery.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-07, 07:52 AM   #17
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Air View Post
Wait - I'm confoosed. So you bought the set complete and hand built for $274? Or you bought the parts and after the bike shop is done building it'll cost you $274 not including tax?
I bought a set, already built, from Rocky Mountain Cyclery for $274 through Ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=200166206297
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-07, 09:17 AM   #18
Air
Destroyer of Wheels
 
Air's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Creating some FA-Qs
Bikes: Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Posts: 3,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow - great deal!
__________________
The Almighty Clyde FAQ || Northeast Index
eTrex Vista References || Road Reference


It's the year of the enema!
Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-07, 08:24 PM   #19
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK...got the wheels today and ran them straight to the bike shop so they could get to work. They said I should have my bike back by tomorrow.

Funny....I took them over still in the shipping box. As I was pulling them out, just before the mechanic came out, one of the bike shop guys was walking behind me and noticed the wheels as I pulled them out. He just immediately glanced and said something "whoa.....those are some serious wheels".
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-07, 08:56 PM   #20
socalrider
Senior Member
 
socalrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upland, CA
Bikes: Litespeed Liege, Motorola Team Issue Eddy Mercxk, Surly Crosscheck Cyclocross bike, Fisher Supercaliber Mtn. Bike
Posts: 5,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I bought a set of wheels from Rocky Mountain last year for my cyclocross bike, so far they have been rock solid.. I only had to true the rear wheel once so far.. Good people do deal with.. I bought the a319 w/ lx hubs..
socalrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-07, 09:17 PM   #21
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yea, that's a nice seller. I will probably buy a set of wheels from him for my son's bike. He like to jump stuff and the stock wheels are taking a beating. He has pretty good pricing. My A119 have been solid and just went over 800 miles on them tonight. Will be taking them to be tension checked and check true this week as some schmuck stole my wheel truing tool. Didn't take any of the 5 bikes in the garage, took the friggin' tool.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-07, 01:12 AM   #22
v1k1ng1001
Gorntastic!
 
v1k1ng1001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: United States of Mexico
Bikes:
Posts: 3,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, so after reading all of these posts I discovered that my Bontrager Race rear wheel has a crack at every eyelet. Not good. I've asked for the opportunity to trade up on the warranty. We'll see how Trek responds.
__________________
v1k1ng1001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-07, 05:15 AM   #23
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
Yeah, so after reading all of these posts I discovered that my Bontrager Race rear wheel has a crack at every eyelet. Not good. I've asked for the opportunity to trade up on the warranty. We'll see how Trek responds.
Yep...that's basically how mine was. Not every eyelet though, but 7 of them. Mine was a stock Bontrager wheel too, but out of warranty by now (2 years old).
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-07, 07:27 AM   #24
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
Yeah, so after reading all of these posts I discovered that my Bontrager Race rear wheel has a crack at every eyelet. Not good. I've asked for the opportunity to trade up on the warranty. We'll see how Trek responds.
If I am not mistaken, Bonty now offers a 5 year no questions asked kind of warranty. If you do trade up, go with the Race Lite model. They are a little stronger than the X Lites. I had a set of the race lites and they were great.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-07, 05:10 PM   #25
KingTermite 
On my TARDIScycle!
Thread Starter
 
KingTermite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
Bikes: Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yea!!! Bike is back up and running!!! I can ride, I can ride!!!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
- it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.
KingTermite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:43 PM.