Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Senior Member thewilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MA
    My Bikes
    Wad of bees special
    Posts
    600
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Forgive Me, Wheels?

    So I've decided to sell my red bike build to a pal, but since it has no wheels I'm taking the stock ones off my bianchi so he can get rolling which leaves me open to grabbing a new set for myself. However since I know nothing about wheels I don't even know where to begin. And hey while we are on the topic I scooped up another frame to build up and it has rear spacing of 110mm that I'd like to set up with for single speed which is also going to need a set of wheels. Also sorry for starting yet another wheel thread. thanks in advance for the help.

  2. #2
    -
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Banned in DC
    Posts
    454
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nd hey while we are on the topic I scooped up another frame to build up and it has rear spacing of 110mm that I'd like to set up with for single speed which is also going to need a set of wheels
    What type of frame? Keirin, BMX, original Monocog, junk...?
    I have a front brake, but I only use it for slowing or stopping.

  3. #3
    Senior Member thewilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MA
    My Bikes
    Wad of bees special
    Posts
    600
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    derp. sorry, track frame. but like the bianchi used on the road.
    Last edited by thewilson; 02-10-11 at 12:45 PM.

  4. #4
    . bbattle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Huntsville, Alabama
    My Bikes
    2014 Trek Domane 5.2, 1985 Pinarello Trevisio, 1991 Colnago Master, '06 Bianchi San Jose, 1987 Moulton Fuso, '80's Gardin Shred?, '82 John Howard(Dave Tesch)
    Posts
    11,711
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There are some Mavic Open Pros laced to Dura Ace track hubs on eBay at the moment.

    How much money are you willing to spend?

  5. #5
    Constant tinkerer FastJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,123
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    These wheel threads pop up every day, and generally with the same responses (depending on your budget.) Check out this one: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...for-Fixed-Gear
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

  6. #6
    Senior Member TugaDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    1,198
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by thewilson View Post
    So I've decided to sell my red bike build to a pal, but since it has no wheels I'm taking the stock ones off my bianchi so he can get rolling which leaves me open to grabbing a new set for myself. However since I know nothing about wheels I don't even know where to begin. And hey while we are on the topic I scooped up another frame to build up and it has rear spacing of 110mm that I'd like to set up with for single speed which is also going to need a set of wheels. Also sorry for starting yet another wheel thread. thanks in advance for the help.
    How about telling your friend to contact Velomine for a nifty set of red Weinmanns and then he can give you your wheels back. The red Weinmanns were on sale recently for just a little over a hundred bones.

  7. #7
    Senior Member thewilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MA
    My Bikes
    Wad of bees special
    Posts
    600
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    He won't go for that, trust me. But I suppose in terms of budget I'd prefer to keep it $200 & $200 MAYBE $300 for one set. or even less for that matter! I'm looking for not SO heavy, and durable. after searching a lot of old threads I see these come up a lot.

  8. #8
    Constant tinkerer FastJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,123
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by thewilson View Post
    Nice. In case you didn't see my post in the thread I linked, I have those rims. I think they're a great deal. Reasonably light and very strong. I like the way they look too.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

  9. #9
    The Stark Fist of Reality Scrodzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    Posts
    24,163
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    2 Thread(s)
    Another +1 for M13s from Velomine. I absolutely love mine.

  10. #10
    Senior Member thewilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MA
    My Bikes
    Wad of bees special
    Posts
    600
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hey alright! ok next lame question, is there really a difference between the 32 and the 36 aside from appearance, strength and maybe the slightest extra weight?
    I also didn't notice anything about the rear spacing so I guess I'll just contact them about a possible 110 rear.

  11. #11
    Constant tinkerer FastJake's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,123
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by thewilson View Post
    hey alright! ok next lame question, is there really a difference between the 32 and the 36 aside from appearance, strength and maybe the slightest extra weight?
    I also didn't notice anything about the rear spacing so I guess I'll just contact them about a possible 110 rear.
    No, there's no difference that I'm aware of.

    You can space the rear wheel out by adding washers between the locknut and the cone (? although it's not really a cone because they're cartridge bearings.) But anyway, I'm actually not sure if they're originally spaced 110 or 120mm. If they're 120 I'm not sure that you could get them down to 110mm.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

  12. #12
    Senior Member thewilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    MA
    My Bikes
    Wad of bees special
    Posts
    600
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I shot him an email to see what he had to say, the results are:

    You can take the locknuts off therear axle to get 110 spacing. There is
    really no need for locknuts on sealed bearing hubs so it will work fine.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •