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Old 08-28-22, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
I don't know that you've identified any reason to upgrade your wheels. Once there was some allusion to weight. But if so, then how much lighter is that $250 wheelset than your current wheels. Probably not much difference IMO.
The weight was one factor. Maintenance was another. It's already pretty simple since it's a single-speed. But getting wheels with sealed hubs in addition to the sealed headset and bottom bracket I already have would make for a very low-maintenance bike. That's very appealing since this is one of four bikes I maintain. But I will probably hold off for now.
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Old 08-28-22, 06:46 PM
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It really depends on where you are, and what the risk factors are.

I like to lock my bike so I snag a piece of frame, one wheel, and the bike rack with my good U-Lock. I think it is rare that thieves just snag a single wheel (which they can't ride away). But, I wouldn't worry too much about losing a $125 wheel either.

In a higher risk area, you could use two U-Locks, or a U-Lock plus a cable.

Get the wheels if you think you'll like them, and don't overly worry whether someone else will like them too.
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Old 08-29-22, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Brennan View Post
The weight was one factor. Maintenance was another. It's already pretty simple since it's a single-speed. But getting wheels with sealed hubs in addition to the sealed headset and bottom bracket I already have would make for a very low-maintenance bike. That's very appealing since this is one of four bikes I maintain. But I will probably hold off for now.
Simple is relative to what you have on hand and what is common with your other bikes I guess. I already have cone wrenches, grease, and two bottles of loose bearings. I donít have any cartridge bearings on the shelf. The result is that I can service a loose ball hub cheaper and faster than I can get a pair of cartridge bearings ordered. Donít get me started of the junk bearings sold on Amazon.
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