NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
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Well, chances are that the cost of buying a new rim will probably cost more than a whole new wheel. Why? Well, unless the rims have the same profile (width of rim), you spoke length will change. Then, it's usually poor form to re-use the spoke nipples. So, you need new rim, new spokes and new spoke nipples. Then add to that the cost of labor to build it up using your mediocre hub. You're better off buying a new wheel. Heck, check out www.ridemonkey.com
and go to their classified section and see if anyone is selling a spare front.
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