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    New rear wheel

    OK, I have a used Specialized Hardrock with a crappy rear wheel. Where can I buy a new rear wheel that will fit immediately upon recieving with a minimal cost???
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    Jensonusa.com usually has some pretty good deals on machine builds. Otherwise, I'd recommend having your shop build you up one. But yeah, any 26in MTB wheel should fit.

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    I guess I should have said it is a "7" speed and not the 8/9 speed that most everyone has for sale.
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    If ir is a 7 you may need a spacer for the cassette

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    Can you take the cassete and any spacers off the old wheel to install on the new wheel? It shouldn't take too much time to swap it out.
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    Yes, I can take the other one apart and move it to the new wheel. I just need to find a new wheel.
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    Bicycle Wheel Warehouse usually has pretty good prices on hand-built wheels, though I think they primarily sell sets rather than individual wheels. Performance Bike has their house-brand Terramax wheels on sale as well as Mavic Crossride and many others.

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    Well what's crappy about the wheel? Crooked or is the hub bad?

    If the hub is good, take it apart and buy a new rim, have the shop build the rim onto the old hub with new spokes. Might be less than $100 for handbuilt wheel.

    Same hub, then no worries about working with the bike.

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    The rim is bent badly in two spots. I have got it close, but the spokes are not tensioned evenly and it still rubs on the frame. I don't have an LBS close, so I was planning on ordering a 7 speed rear wheel, and then transferring my new cassette to that rim.
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    You can get the 8/9 speed wheel and use a 4.5MM spacer designed for that use- see link-

    http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...id=23078427584

    My LBS sells them for $2.
    That would give you the potential to more easily upgrade to 8/9 speed at a later time if you wish.

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