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    Wheel master WTB wheels?

    Hi folks,

    Anyone tried these wheels? I am north of 250lbs and need a cheap wheel set! It seems that even if my pocket were larger, I would still have this issue... But I am a 6'4 dude that weighs about 250 and just looking to build a basic classic steel frame roadie. (Peugeot)

    Here are the wheels that I am considering
    http://www.bikemanforu.com/products/...set-black.html

    Any thoughts/experience?

    TiA!

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    The rear is likely spaced for 135mm.
    The tires that are intended for them (622-28/40) may be too large to fit in your frame.
    You probably want to look for "road" wheels, not Hybrid.

    Also check the spacing on the front. A lot of older bikes have <100mm spacing on the fork.
    They DON'T spring well!
    Some front hubs will have a 2-3MM spacer on each side that can be removed (and shorten the axle) to make them fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
    The rear is likely spaced for 135mm.
    The tires that are intended for them (622-28/40) may be too large to fit in your frame.
    You probably want to look for "road" wheels, not Hybrid.

    Also check the spacing on the front. A lot of older bikes have <100mm spacing on the fork.
    They DON'T spring well!
    Some front hubs will have a 2-3MM spacer on each side that can be removed (and shorten the axle) to make them fit.
    Thanks for the info, I should have included more info. I currently have a set of Alex wheels that I picked up off CL that have 36h and tires of 700x 35! Bike rear is already sprung and fits those wheels with no issue. I am just concerned with these wheels bc the build quality may not be all that great per the info I received from other folks on the forum. The wheels I currently have are Alex TA 20 which were apparently OEM whelks for Marin bikes with Marin hubs.

    With that additional info, any thoughts in the WTBs?

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    Senior Member Bill Kapaun's Avatar
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    This should be a much better set.
    The CR-18 rims are quite stout.

    http://harriscyclery.net/product/shi...c-set-1678.htm

    They'll true & TENSION for $20 additional. Money well spent, and you're still $10 ahead.

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