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Old 04-02-09, 08:14 PM   #1
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Where to buy: 700c internal gear wheelset?

I have found plenty of 26" internally geared wheelsets, but I've had trouble finding 700c wheels.

I'd really like to get a 700c wheel built on a 3 speed hub. Does anyone know a place online to buy something like that? Is $200 - $250 to low of a price range?
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Old 04-02-09, 08:25 PM   #2
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Ebay?

Caveat emptor! I've never heard of Falcoln hubs before, and NYC Bikes doesn't have the best reputation on the forum.
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Old 04-02-09, 08:28 PM   #3
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Wow, those are pretty cheap wheels! I wonder what's up with the Falcoln hubs.

Why does NYC Bikes have a bad rep: their service, or the quality of their products?
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Old 04-02-09, 08:47 PM   #5
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You should be able to have the LBS build you one for around that price range.
Gross numbers here, but it's in the ballpark:
$85--Shimano 3 speed hub
$32--for spokes at a buck a pop
$40--for a nice rim
$75--labor
$232
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harris will build you a wheel. email them for a current price quote.

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/index.html
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Does anyone have any experience with bicyclewheels.com ?
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Velo Orange has a prebuilt Sturmey-Archer 8 speed wheel. Also one with a Shimano generator hub.
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Build One: SRAM iMotion3 hub & shifter, Mavic Open Pro rim, DT DB spokes, aluminum nipples all purchased through your LBS + wheel artisan labor might go as high as $300USD.

Build Two: Sturmey-Archer SRF3 hub and shifter, Sun CR18 rim, Sapim DB spokes, brass nipples all purchased on line + build it yourself would be around $110USD.

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universalcycles has 135mm shimano coaster/3 in stock, 130mm SA3 is not in stock right now. Shimano + open pro <$250 (before shipping)
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Build your own wheels.

It's not rocket science, as long as you know a couple of tips. Use the internet... watch Pedro's videos on the Expert Village website.

It's fun... and the videos make it easy and intuitive.
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I'd really like to build my own wheels, but I also want to get my girlfriend's bike on the road as soon as I can. Although, the cost of a truing stand might be made up after I build a few wheelsets instead of buying them, so maybe I'll try it.

What is a decent truing stand to get?
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I have found plenty of 26" internally geared wheelsets, but I've had trouble finding 700c wheels.

I'd really like to get a 700c wheel built on a 3 speed hub. Does anyone know a place online to buy something like that? Is $200 - $250 to low of a price range?
You can get an 8 speed from Velo Orange. I know 8 speeds might be a little overkill, but if your going to put out $150 to $200 you may as well get the most bang for your buck.
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I'd really like to build my own wheels, but I also want to get my girlfriend's bike on the road as soon as I can. Although, the cost of a truing stand might be made up after I build a few wheelsets instead of buying them, so maybe I'll try it.

What is a decent truing stand to get?
BTW what is the dropouts width on your girl friend's bike? gear hubs come in various widths and unless you want to modify the frame you need to choose a hub with the same width as the dropouts.

3 speed hubs can measure anything from 110mm to 135mm width so the difference can be considerable. The same is true for other gear hubs though anything over 7 speeds, except some SA hubs, is going to be 130m to 135mm.
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What is a decent truing stand to get?
Get an old front fork... flip it upside down and clamp it in a vice, or drill a hole in a log and stick it in... use zip ties to make your feeler gauges on the sides... put the wheel in the fork normally for truing a 100mm front wheel... clamp the wheel to the outside of the fork to true a 130mm or 135mm rear wheel.

Cost is nearly free. Don't let people fool you... wheel building isn't rocket science and isn't expensive.
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