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    Raleigh M50 Wheels

    I searched the forums, but I didn't find what I was looking for...

    I ride a Raleigh M50 (I think 2000 or 2001). 99% of my riding is Boston streets.

    I am thinking about getting slicks or semi-slicks for my ride, and I was curious, would I also need to buy new rims? I have the stock rims (Weinmann 519s), could I just go buy slicks to fit this rim, or do I need new ones all together? If I do need new rims, as a poor college student (read: cheap = good) what rims do you suggest?

    ~Pete

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    Ride it, don't fondle it! Wheel Doctor's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by alumbis
    I searched the forums, but I didn't find what I was looking for...

    I ride a Raleigh M50 (I think 2000 or 2001). 99% of my riding is Boston streets.

    I am thinking about getting slicks or semi-slicks for my ride, and I was curious, would I also need to buy new rims? I have the stock rims (Weinmann 519s), could I just go buy slicks to fit this rim, or do I need new ones all together? If I do need new rims, as a poor college student (read: cheap = good) what rims do you suggest?

    ~Pete
    No you do not need to change rims. Get some 26X1.50 Kenda Kwests, the 100 psi versions, or some IRC Metros in 26X1.50. These tires cost around $20 bucks each.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    I still run the stock Weinmann 519s on my commuter. They've held up fine for me. I plan on running them until they either wear out or get destroyed

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    my mom put those specialized armidilo tires on to her M60. it's doing a great job so far. they are slicks i believe. go to specialized.com and check them out. she only needed a smaller tube size.
    mach_5

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    Thanks for the help!
    I ended up getting a pair of Specialized Nimubs tires because the two LBSs nearby didn't have the Kenda's. It rides like a dream. I feel so much faster, it's amazing.

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