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Damaged both rims and rubber on DB insight 3 bike. (Mississauga, Ontario CA)

Old 06-06-17, 01:36 PM
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Damaged both rims and rubber on DB insight 3 bike. (Mississauga, Ontario CA)

I damaged both rims and rubber on DB insight 3 bike. Slipped off bike rack.
What specs do I look for as I'd like to replace the wheel sets. Thanks Rob

Came with this:

Hub (F): 32h Alloy QR
Hub (R): 32h Alloy QR Cassette
Spokes: Black 14g Stainless Steel
Rims: 32h Equation R23 Doublewall
Tires: Kenda Kwick Trax 700x32c
Cranks: Shimano FCM131 w/ chainguard, 28/38/48t
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
Front Derailleur: Shimano TX51
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus
Cog Set: Shimano 7spd (14-28t) Freewheel
Shifter: Shimano EF-51 Easyfire 7spd
Chain: KMC-Z51
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the specs you posted have all the info you need... except you list a cassette type as the rear hub, and a FREEWHEEL as the rear gears...

determine which type of rear gear cluster you have, or post a pic of it... someone will be able to tell you which type of rear wheel you have.

OR, take your bent up wheels into a local bike shop, and say "I need some like these, but unbent".
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My DB Insight One came with 130mm rear wheel, and when I measure the rear wheel drop out it was 135mm. They used the wrong wheelset from factory and just pinched that rear aluminum frame to fit!
It's a 7 speed too.
Something like this:
https://www.rei.com/product/770555/d...00c-rear-wheel

Unless you have disc brakes

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These wheels from Mountain Equipment Co-op will work with a 7 speed freewheel:

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5037-7...-QR-Rear-Wheel

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5037-7...QR-Front-Wheel

They have 36 spokes - so should be strong.
Silver colour. $78 and $80. To be used with rim brakes.

MEC has lots of different brands/models of tires that would work with these rims.

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Originally Posted by maddog34 View Post
the specs you posted have all the info you need... except you list a cassette type as the rear hub, and a FREEWHEEL as the rear gears...

determine which type of rear gear cluster you have, or post a pic of it... someone will be able to tell you which type of rear wheel you have.

OR, take your bent up wheels into a local bike shop, and say "I need some like these, but unbent".
Shimano never made a 14-28 7-speed cassette to the best of my knowledge, so it's easy to deduce that this is a freewheel bike.
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Old 06-12-17, 07:24 AM
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Thanks for the info and links.

My next venture will be upgrading my brakes not keen on the oem brakes.
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All links I'm seeing for: "32h Equation R23 Doublewall" lead back to Diamondback. You may be able to contact your vendor about getting an exact replacement rim (thus re-use your spokes and hubs).

But, if you've damaged 2 wheels, no need to worry about matching the original.

If I was you, I'd probably go ahead and upgrade from the freewheel to a cassette on the rear. You could either do a 7 speed freehub, or an 8/9/10 speed freehub + spacer for 7 speed.

Used wheels frequently show up on Craigslist.
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Old 06-19-17, 11:46 AM
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The freehub idea sounds like the way to go. Having a look at "Kijiji" here in Canada since Craigslist is not as popular here. Tx
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