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    Looking for budget friendly wheelset to run 700x28

    Since I finished my Pre Cursa build I have already gotten flats on both wheels which are cheap no name wheels from my Takara and 700x25 Forte tires. I'm not sure if it's the wheel or tire but I have gotten lots of flats with that combo on my old bike until I swapped out for some 700x38 tires and then I was fine.

    I was thinking about 700x28 for the Pre Cursa and looking for a good wheelset to run them on for under $150

    I was looking at these:

    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=531


    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=462

    are either of those a good or bad choice for any reason?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    Since I finished my Pre Cursa build I have already gotten flats on both wheels which are cheap no name wheels from my Takara and 700x25 Forte tires. I'm not sure if it's the wheel or tire but I have gotten lots of flats with that combo on my old bike until I swapped out for some 700x38 tires and then I was fine.

    I was thinking about 700x28 for the Pre Cursa and looking for a good wheelset to run them on for under $150

    I was looking at these:

    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=531


    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=462

    are either of those a good or bad choice for any reason?
    Those are both narrow rims. A better choice would be the Sun CR18 rims, which are wider and more suited to wider tires:

    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=336
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Those are both narrow rims. A better choice would be the Sun CR18 rims, which are wider and more suited to wider tires:

    http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=336
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    Far more 'budget friendly' would be to just put the tires you want on the wheels you already have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prathmann View Post
    Far more 'budget friendly' would be to just put the tires you want on the wheels you already have.

    True but I have a feeling the wheels are causing the flats and the 700x38 kevlar bead city tires were just more resistant to the flats. And those tires are now on my Cross Check
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    True but I have a feeling the wheels are causing the flats

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    True but I have a feeling the wheels are causing the flats and the 700x38 kevlar bead city tires were just more resistant to the flats. And those tires are now on my Cross Check
    I share scrodzilla's confusion. The only way the wheels would give you flats would be if you had a defective rim strip or some sharp protrusion on the inside of the rim. If that were the case, then switching to wider tires wouldn't have prevented additional flats. And even if there were a problem with the rim strip or a sharp spot inside the rim then it should be easy to fix that by getting a new rim strip or filing down the sharp spot.

    Whenever you get a flat it's a good idea to identify the cause: check where the hole is in the tube and then check carefully in the corresponding area of the tire to find the problem such as a piece of glass, thorn, etc.; if the hole is on the rim side of the tube then examine that part of the rim and rim strip for something that punctured the tube; OTOH, if you have two closely spaced lines on the tube with at least one of them having a hole then it was a pinch flat caused by hitting something in the road with too little air pressure in your tire making it bottom out on the edge of the rim.

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    Thanks and sorry for the confusion. So a few days ago I got a front flat and yesterday I got a rear flat. I haven't investigated the flats. I had gotten frequent front flats but this is the first on the rear. I'll look for burs and such.
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    I support Sun Rims and Formla hubs but to buy a new wheelset because your getting flats is a little extreme.

    Making sure your rims/tubes/tires are free of any thorns,glass,burs,etc and keeping your tires at proper pressure is a more effective at fixing flats. Also Rhrinodillo tire liners are a good inexpensive fix to help prevent flats as well.
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    A cotton ball works really well for finding sharp edges on the inside of the rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    A cotton ball works really well for finding sharp edges on the inside of the rim.
    Good tip!
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