Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Commuting
Reload this Page >

new rear wheel on a budget...

Notices
Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

new rear wheel on a budget...

Old 07-26-11, 02:19 PM
  #1  
meaculpa
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 229

Bikes: 07 Bianchi Volpe

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
new rear wheel on a budget...

new rear wheel on a budget...
Under-employed, $ tight, replacing much of drivetrain on a limited budget.

My rear rim is caved and the rear hub is acting up. The wheel is a Weinmann DP18 36 H laced to a Shimano FH 2200. Tried to recall how long I've been riding these, closest I can figure is @ 3 years (the front wheel seems fine btw) and I've bashed some nasty potholes in that time. My LBS is going to order a new pair and work a deal with me & just sell me the rear wheel. Sounds like it'll be around $100.

My question is: for commuting & light-touring, can I do better in terms of price and/or performance? I'd appreciate any opinions.
meaculpa is offline  
Old 07-26-11, 02:23 PM
  #2  
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Posts: 27,267

Bikes: See my sig...

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked 130 Times in 97 Posts
You can get a decent off the peg rear wheel for $80.00 - $100.00 but would suggest strongly that you have it professionally checked and tuned which might add $20.00 - $30.00 to the price which will be well worth it.

One might also find decent used wheels but again, you want to have these checked.
Sixty Fiver is offline  
Old 07-26-11, 10:06 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sioux Falls
Posts: 223

Bikes: Bianchi Road bike, Nashbar Ultegra triple cyclocross, Raleigh full XT hybrid, lugged steel Schwinn, Full rigid Diamondback MTB

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
It caught my attention that the rear HUB was acting up. It also seems that the front wheel will see approximately as many miles as the rear. In addition to replacing the rear, you really ought to spend a little time to service the FRONT. (At the very least wipe out all of the gunky grease and repack with some nice, fresh grease.)
labrat is offline  
Old 07-26-11, 10:37 PM
  #4  
This bike is cat approved
 
monsterpile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 1,531

Bikes: To many to list...

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am no expert on wheels, but here is my 2 cents. For around $100 you can get a set of wheels if you want online. Bike Island has some offerings...

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...Wheelsets-Road

Vuelta Zerolite This is what I would get since the mountain wheelsets are rated so well if these do as well as those you can't go wrong for the price.

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1450

Hopefully your drivetrain doesn't add up to a great deal of money.
monsterpile is offline  
Old 07-26-11, 11:45 PM
  #5  
Subjectively Insane
 
MilitantPotato's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Posts: 801

Bikes: '09 Rodriguez Adventurer Custom, '08 Trek 7.3Fx

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If money is tight, Bike co-ops or something like https://freeridepgh.org/ tend to have plenty of spare wheels and parts for a fraction of the cost of new.


Good luck, hope times improve for ya.
MilitantPotato is offline  
Old 07-27-11, 08:47 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hammonton, NJ
Posts: 1,052

Bikes: Dawes Lightning sport, Trek 1220, Trek 7100

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Liked 16 Times in 9 Posts
I had a bike with a freewheel that I replaced with a free hub from the bike shop and that cost me 100... so I think its a good price... havent had a problem with them and when the cassette does wear out, its pretty simple to replace it yourself...

Originally Posted by meaculpa
new rear wheel on a budget...
Under-employed, $ tight, replacing much of drivetrain on a limited budget.

My rear rim is caved and the rear hub is acting up. The wheel is a Weinmann DP18 36 H laced to a Shimano FH 2200. Tried to recall how long I've been riding these, closest I can figure is @ 3 years (the front wheel seems fine btw) and I've bashed some nasty potholes in that time. My LBS is going to order a new pair and work a deal with me & just sell me the rear wheel. Sounds like it'll be around $100.

My question is: for commuting & light-touring, can I do better in terms of price and/or performance? I'd appreciate any opinions.
e0richt is offline  
Old 07-28-11, 09:24 PM
  #7  
meaculpa
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 229

Bikes: 07 Bianchi Volpe

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks. Got to say the Handspun website looks enticing. Alternative: I am considering keeping the hub & buying a new rim and just attempting a complete rebuild. 1/2 the cost but 5x the work (assuming a lot of time tensioning the spokes).
meaculpa is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Filip arvidsson
Framebuilders
4
03-20-17 10:41 AM
practical
Bicycle Mechanics
12
11-11-16 04:14 PM
bobthib
Triathlon
1
09-15-14 04:13 AM
meaculpa
Touring
3
07-26-11 02:51 PM
max5480
Road Cycling
0
05-28-11 08:46 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.