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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 02-08-12, 12:41 AM   #1
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A set of Alex OEM rims 700c vs old school late 90's Giant 700c rims for big Clyde?

I found a new project and I really want to do this project as super cheaply as possible. I was given a Redline R540 road/hybrid frame and components minus the rims and front fork. The frame is in beautiful shape. I would like to build it back into something rideable.

I am going to sell a beautiful early '90s Fuji mountain bike that I bought from Goodwill and completely brought back to life with redoing the cables, redoing the crank, lube and all adjustments. I figure if I could sell the Fuji for around 80-100 dollars, I would use that money to finance the rebuild of the Redline.

So far I have found a pair of Alex 298 rims for 75 dollars and a complete Giant Option road bike with the 700c rims for 80 dollars. The Alex rims have new skewers. I would not need a new freehub for the Alex rims because it comes with the 8-9-10speed compatible freehub. The Giant Option rims would come with the shorter 7speed freehub so I would have to source another freehub.

What would you do? Buy the Alex rims or buy the Giant Option bike and part it out. I could use the rims and tires off the Giant bike.
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