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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 11-06-07, 07:41 PM   #1
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Wheels for Air!

You were the first one I thought of when I read this: http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/bik/470138270.html

Let's see you break these!

144 spoke chrome rims - $100

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i am selling a pair of chrome 144 spoke bike rims. i purchased these about a year ago and they were ridden over the summer until i got a car. i bought the rims for 100.00 each but i dont use these anymore so am selling them for cheap to hopefully get the money fast. these rims are wrapped in eight ball tires with white walls but the front tires white wall needs to be cleaned and im not charging anything for the tires. these rims really look great and turn heads. would be a great addition to any bike that you are fixing up. i will throw in the bike frame too for free if you are interested. i will try to get pictures up as soon as i can.
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Old 11-06-07, 07:44 PM   #2
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It's not real likely they are 27" wheels

I bet they are STRONG though!

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Old 11-06-07, 07:47 PM   #3
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I've seen a pick of these things somewhere before. They look awesome, but I believe they are 20" or 26" wheels
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It's not real likely they are 27" wheels

I bet they are STRONG though!

Good to see you posting, Solveg!
I've barely been on the internet lately. Haven't had TV for over 3 weeks! Got a new puppy, though.

I'll be back in MN next week and should be back in the groove.
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ok, I get how having more than twenty spokes makes wheels stronger for us heavy folk, but isn't drilling 144 holes in the rim going to compromise its structural integrity? i'm no engineer, just asking.
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ok, I get how having more than twenty spokes makes wheels stronger for us heavy folk, but isn't drilling 144 holes in the rim going to compromise its structural integrity? i'm no engineer, just asking.
Depends on the thickness of the rim material. These are steel rims though rather than aluminum. I'd be more concerned at the hub than the rim
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