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    Cheap Wheelsets?

    My current bike has a pair of cheap Alex R500 rims with 700x30 tires on it. I don't think these rims can handle much more and I want the flexibility to go to 700x32-38 with my bike. Has anyone had any experience with this wheelset? I can't find anything near it in price, especially with tires and tubes.


    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=2346
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    I am familiar with that thread. I asked about this wheelset

    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=2346



    Whoops, no I didn't! Forgot the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquateen View Post
    I am familiar with that thread. I asked about this wheelset

    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=2346



    Whoops, no I didn't! Forgot the link
    ahahahha see I was reading your reply and thinking to myself... I answered what he asked wtf is he smoking?
    Just scroll down to width considerations, it'll show you relative tire sizes to rim sizes as in what works best.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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    Cheap? buy several sets , have a spare in the pits .

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    ahahahha see I was reading your reply and thinking to myself... I answered what he asked wtf is he smoking?
    Just scroll down to width considerations, it'll show you relative tire sizes to rim sizes as in what works best.
    http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

    yeah i can't fit a 38 on my current rims, which is why i was thinking about the wheelset from bikesisland. the rims themselves have fairly good reviews. just wondering if anyone else had experience with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquateen View Post
    yeah i can't fit a 38 on my current rims, which is why i was thinking about the wheelset from bikesisland. the rims themselves have fairly good reviews. just wondering if anyone else had experience with them.
    No experience with said wheelset, but the specs match the sweetspot for the sizes mentioned.
    28 32 35 37 40
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