The basics about wheels/tires threads.... (ask and answer questions here!)
Ok, so like every other Clyde, the biggest problem I have now that I have a frame I love is finding the right wheels. The wheels that came with my Fuji clearly do not measure up because they need to be trued every freaking week, particularly the rear where most of the weight rides. I am deathly afraid of tacoing it in the middle of a triathlon after a particularly good swim and wanting to throw my bike in the lake!
So anyways, Here are my questions that I was too afraid to ask in the mechanics forum (I dont want to come off like a total noob, as I know a bit about quite a few other parts of the bike and post there occasionally) and I figured maybe we can have a general place to talk about wheels and merge all wheel questions into.
1. My current wheels are 700 x 35c. My current rear cogs are: 14- 34 teeth, 7 speed. Is there anything special I need to look for in a wheel to move the rear cogs from one wheel to another? I mean as long as it is 700 x 35c am I good?
2. does the 35c determine the maximum width of my tires?
3. Speaking of tires, obviously they add into the mix of protecting the tube getting holes, but how much will a good tire protect the wheel from getting out of true while riding?
4. Maybe we can put together a list of clyde, uber-clyde, and ultra-uber-clyde approved wheels (so, wheels good for guys (in the 200#, 300#, and 400# range)?