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Old 04-10-09, 11:41 PM
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Need Help with Wheels

Hi,

Been a long time since I've ridden a BMX bike. I has been a year since I had knee surgeries on both knees. I've decided to get a BMX bike to ride it around the park to continue with my rehabs. With that, I've picked up a used 1999 Schwinn Pro Stock 3 20". I am now looking to get new set of wheels since I've found out that the rear wheel is a little bent. The specs on the bike listed:

Front: 20 x 2.125" Schwinn XS Scrambler, Rear: 20 x 1.75" Schwinn XS Scrambler

The wheels that came with the bike is Alex AL-7X24D (Stock I believe)

I was browsing around the net and saw a set of wheels that caught my eyes. Would these fit my bike?

1. PRIMO BALANCE REAR WHEEL
2. SHADOW CONSPIRACY STUN WHEEL
3. ODYSSEY LITE CASSETTE V3
4. 20x1.75 SINZ PRO CASSETTE WHEELS
5. ACS Z MAG 5-SPOKE

What would you recommend? I'm looking for something lightweight. Please recommend wheels/tires combination is possible.

I'm 5'4" / 145 lbs

Thanks.

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Old 04-11-09, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by MR2nice
I've found out that the rear wheel is a little bent.
Just take it to your local bike shop and get the wheels trued and maybe a new axle if that's bent too. You don't need new wheels
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ok, thanks for the respond.
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if you get a new wheel the primo or the odyssey
the shadow is a lil heavy
if you get shadow get the spw its a lil lighter and cheaper but still good
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Thanks everyone for the help. I'll take the wheel to shop first to see if it can be repaired/trued. I can see it wobbles a little when I flipped the bike over and spin the tire. Worst case I'll just get new set of wheels.
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Just got back from the bike shop. Looks like I'll have to get new wheels. The guy listed all the prices to fix it and it just adds up. So, here's my plan. Hopefully I can get some expert advice on which to get.

I've researched and have narrowed my choices down to 2 wheels (Primo or Odyssey) and the hard part is deciding which size tires to go with the wheels. Here are my choices:

Primo Balance Rear BMX Bike Wheel - 9T - Black (2 lbs. 13.2 oz) $199.99
Primo Balance Front BMX Bike Wheel - Black (2 lbs.) $124.99

Odyssey Cassette V3 Rear BMX Bike Wheel - 36H 9T - Black (2 lbs. 13.5 oz) $184.99
Odyssey Vandero 2 Front Wheel - Black (2 lbs 3.6 oz) $144.99


ANIMAL GLH-R FOLDING TIRE
20x2.10 (21.2 oz) Rear $36.99
20x2.25 (23.2 oz) Front $36.99

FLY BIKES RUBEN FOLDING TIRE
20x2.0 (20.3 oz) Rear $42.99
20x2.25 (20.8 oz) Front $42.99

KHE FOLDING STREET TIRE
20 x 1.90" (13.5 oz) Rear $41.99
20 x 2.15" (17.4 oz) Front $41.99

ODYSSEY PATH K-LYTE FOLDING TIRE
20x1.85 (16.8 oz) Rear $38.99
20x2.10 (19.9 oz) Front $38.99

As for tubes, I see that some don't list the size up to 20x2.25. Does that matter?

Thanks again everyone.

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Just wondering, why are you going to put that much money into an older bike like that? Why not just buy a cheap set of wheels?
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I've been reading the forums and many have recommended the above wheels/tires. Originally I wanted to get the ACS Z Mags, but some say not to get it unless you're 6-9 years old. What else do you guys recommend for a lightweight, but inexpensive wheels if there's such a thing? Thanks.
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Yeah, don't get mags. It's not a big deal, and then if you upgrade your bike in the future you will have good wheels to throw on it.
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That's true in case I upgrade a new frame down the road. I think I will go with the Primo Balance wheelset and possibly KHE Folding Street tires 20x1.90 rear and 20x2.15 front. Sounds ok?
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Yeah they're good wheels, but why not just get regular tires? They're $20 cheaper and like 3 ounces more.
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Didn't see it on danscomp, but I'll look around. Thanks for the tip.
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Fly Ruben's are good tires. And they're $25 each. Fit FAF's have a very similar tread to the KHE and they're $23. Or you could just spend the $45 for the folding tires.
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folding tires cost too much to really be worth it
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I agree on the folding tires costing too much, some nearly doubled in price and the weight is only a few oz off. I made the choice and purchased the FIT FAFs (20x1.95 and 20x2.10). Thanks again for everyone's help.
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Go with the odyssey wheels and the rueben tires.
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He already got the tires but I don't know about the wheels.
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I've ordered the Odyssey wheels.

Does anyone know if the 1999 Schwinn Pro Stock 3 frame has the "standard" or "integrated" headset? I'm changing out the stem (S&B Redneck) and might as well change the headset since I do see some rust.

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standard...integrated is sorta "new"
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Good choice on the wheels, the headset will definitely be standard. But if you plan on upgrading the frame at all in the near future, its not worth it to buy an expensive headset since it will have to be changed over to integrated now.
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Thanks everyone. I was told that this frame can take Euro BB. Is this true? I will be adding the Profile Race cranks 175mm. This bike has American BB right now with Primo cranks (older version). Is it possible to switch to Euro BB?
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Yeah, it could be switched to Euro with a conversion kit, but you don't want to. Euro bearings don't last as long as American or other ones.
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Yeah euro is for mountain bikes. It is the worst bottom bracket option imo.
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Awesome! I'll stick with American BB. Thanks a lot everyone. Now I just need to wait for all the parts to come in and then have my local bike shop put them together. Can't wait!
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