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Old 05-27-07, 02:05 AM
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Bent wheels

Is there anyway to stop this from happening or are there any wheels that are extremely hard or impossible to bend. I heard about some that if you bend them you can just stick them in the freezer and they will unbend themselves, but dont know how true this is and dont know the name of them.
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Old 05-27-07, 05:58 AM
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true them. on second thoughts take them to your bike shop to get trued.

and if all else fails and you are still bending rims and weight is not an issue go buy some stupid triple walled alex huck rims. and if weight is and issue buy ody 7KA's. They are pretty tough rims. and it is not your wheel that is bent it is your rim.
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Old 05-27-07, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by callumrides
true them. on second thoughts take them to your bike shop to get trued.

and if all else fails and you are still bending rims and weight is not an issue go buy some stupid triple walled alex huck rims. and if weight is and issue buy ody 7KA's. They are pretty tough rims. and it is not your wheel that is bent it is your rim.
Agreeage.

Most stock wheels on bikes are pretty weak and shoddy. If you keep having trouble, invest in an Odyssey wheelset, they are cheap and pretty strong.
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Old 05-27-07, 06:10 AM
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bout time we agreed on something.
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Old 05-27-07, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by callumrides
bout time we agreed on something.
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Old 05-27-07, 07:52 AM
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Alex Supra E Rims are Indestructable aswell as Sun big city's
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Old 05-27-07, 08:16 AM
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Get good spokes and a decent rim and you won't bend it.
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Old 05-27-07, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Get good spokes and a decent rim and you won't bend it.
+1 AND proper spoke tension...
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Old 05-27-07, 10:44 AM
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The spoke tension is implied in the having good spokes part.
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Old 05-27-07, 01:25 PM
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The freezer part is a myth with old mags.
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Old 05-27-07, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by wethepeople
The freezer part is a myth with old mags.
Should be easy enough to prove or disprove, eh?



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Old 05-27-07, 11:56 PM
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Wasn't just any mags. It was with the old GT 3 spoke ones.
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Old 05-28-07, 12:18 AM
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No, it was the classic Skyway Tuff wheel mags. And ACS Z-Rims.
And no, freezing them does nothing.
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Old 05-28-07, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by eightdip
Alex Supra E Rims are Indestructable aswell as Sun big city's
My friend has nearly tacoed his Supra E. It's not that great. He has a Rhynolite in the front and it's solid though.

Odyssey and Sun rims for the win! I hear those Araya Super 7X's were really good as well, my buddy has a set on his old Robinson race bike.
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Old 05-28-07, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by wethepeople
The freezer part is a myth with old mags.
Not quite...

Originally Posted by wds178
No, it was the classic Skyway Tuff wheel mags. And ACS Z-Rims.
And no, freezing them does nothing.
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Old 05-28-07, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker
My friend has nearly tacoed his Supra E. It's not that great. He has a Rhynolite in the front and it's solid though.

Odyssey and Sun rims for the win! I hear those Araya Super 7X's were really good as well, my buddy has a set on his old Robinson race bike.
I have a Robinson. It is a great bike for freestyle also, just not too strong.
As for the sun rims, i have the city lites and i had them trued once and they are pretty straight.
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City lites suck. City's rule
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Old 05-29-07, 03:53 AM
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i have a rhyno lite on the front. its solid as a rock. great rim.
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Old 05-29-07, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by live4muzic
I have a Robinson. It is a great bike for freestyle also, just not too strong.
As for the sun rims, i have the city lites and i had them trued once and they are pretty straight.
Yeah they were great bikes, but not really for anything aside from the racetrack and maybe some light trails.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
The spoke tension is implied in the having good spokes part.
late reply...sorry
i responded to the 'good spokes' part because i know people that tried to build their own wheels and failed...and then blamed the components they bought...THAT'S why I commented...it's not always good enough to purchase quality parts, you have to know how to use them!
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Old 05-30-07, 08:01 AM
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That's quite alright and quite true.
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