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    Need to replace a stolen front wheel

    My friend and I had my front wheels lifted last night in Santa Monica. Along with a few other bike in the area we locked up. Lesson learned lock your front wheel to the frame. ANYWAY, does anyone know a good place in LA to find a reasonably priced wheels for road bikes? I don't want to buy new cause it's an old bike. I'm supper mad cause i had really liked the wheel set that was on my bike. So if anyone has a good idea of where to look it would be greatly appreciated.

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    What's "old"? What size? What quality?
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    87 or 88 Schwinn Tempo. It's a 59 cm I believe. Don't remember the wheel set off hand. It's over at my friend place closer to the beach.

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    Try the Bike Kitchen in LA... might be able to score a cheap front wheel for a small donation
    Cant we all just ride along???

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    those look like classic Mavic MA40's
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    This isn't my bike, but I do believe that they are mavic wheels, not sure if they are the MA40's. They came with he bike when I bought it. I am going to try the kitchen Thanks.

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    I had a Centurion of that same vintage and MA40s was the popular wheel at the time.... im pretty sure they are MA40s... either way, its a good wheel
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    Just a little idea, for the next time.
    Label your wheels as follows: http://www.bikeregistry.com/install.php (see hint #2)

    Might be fun trapping some front wheel stealin thieves for a change...
    Last edited by djetelina; 07-24-09 at 01:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmymck View Post
    This isn't my bike, but I do believe that they are mavic wheels, not sure if they are the MA40's. They came with he bike when I bought it. I am going to try the kitchen Thanks.

    LOL by size I meant 27 or 700, try the Oven, too. 323-223-8020
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    people that steal parts are SO annoying. i usually have luck on eBay picking up a random replacement part or two. (i also sell random parts i don't need there)
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