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Old 01-18-06, 11:50 AM   #1
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Switching wheel instead of tire between trainer and road?

Right now I only have one set of wheels. I think I should change the rear one before my trainer destroys it. I also think that having to change the tire everytime the weather gets better would not motivate me much.
How about changing wheel?

Which of those two solutions whould be best:

- Get a really cheap wheel and somehow make sure that the derailleur is still aligned. Are all wheels same width? Would I need a second casette or is it really easy and fast to change it from one wheel to another?

- Get an exact replica of my current wheel. Again with extra casette or not? They are ALEX ACE19, no idea how much they can cost.
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Old 01-18-06, 11:58 AM   #2
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Trainer destroy your wheel? I don't think so. Maybe a tire, but not a wheel. Get yourself a moderately priced tire and switch back and forth between the trainer and the road if your local weather is good enough that you can do that this time of year. Use this set-up until you go back to the road full time and put your high-quality tire back on the same wheel. A mid-priced tire is a heck of a lot cheaper than any new wheel!
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