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    A not so shrewd Move?

    I commute on a Trek 2000 in Portland and the road grit is wearing out the drive train consistently. So I just bought an old Bianchi 10-speed, planning to ride it when it's wet out. Of course I didn't think about the fact that the Bianchi won't stop very well in the rain on its steel rims.

    Did I blow it? Is it practical to put aluminum rims on the Bianchi so it will stop in the rain?

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    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
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    How old is it? If it's truly got steel rims, get alu for sure.

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    Just riding andygates's Avatar
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    Don't forget to change the brake blocks to an alloy formula too. Steel-formula blocks on wet alloy rims are slip-slip-slip-LOCK. I have a broken finger and two false teeth that'll attest to that one

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