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Old 06-01-11, 11:55 AM
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RE: 20 Inch wheel set , Road bike Complete wheels - any input ?

hi,

just like to get input on this one. what do you guys think ?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00407KLHQ/...020_pe_vfe_dt1
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' would like to try it, but $30 shipping?
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Old 06-01-11, 12:18 PM
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$60 for a set of wheel should be a deal, right ? granting quality is good. i am tempted though..
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Old 06-01-11, 12:20 PM
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Okay, I just placed my order. ' will let you know as soon as I get a hold of 'em.
I hope it takes an 8 or 9 speed cassette.

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I would want to know what the axle spacing is for both front and back wheels, and if these are 406 or 451 diameter.
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Originally Posted by james_swift View Post
I would want to know what the axle spacing is for both front and back wheels, and if these are 406 or 451 diameter.
I forgot to take those into consideration. Oh well, I guess I can just return them.
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Old 06-01-11, 12:43 PM
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I am very interested in these. Please give a full report when you get them. It seems like a pretty good deal if they are decent quality. I am hoping they are 451 as another poster had said in another thread.
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i just contacted the seller and will let you all know the details of the rims/wheels.
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There are only a couple of sets left.
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Old 06-02-11, 12:31 AM
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sparse on spokes, Id say. YMMV.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
sparse on spokes, Id say. YMMV.
It's a "road" wheel. Weight weenies might complain that it has too many spokes.
For comparison, the Dahon Kinetix Comp front wheel has 20 spokes (same as the offered front wheel). The Dahon Kinetix Pro front wheel has 14 spokes.
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Old 06-11-11, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
Okay, I just placed my order. ' will let you know as soon as I get a hold of 'em.
I hope it takes an 8 or 9 speed cassette.
did you get your wheels yet ? they have a different wheels in there now. same price but different wheels.
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Old 06-13-11, 12:32 PM
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I just opened the box yesterday. It was actually shipped last Thursday, but the apartment office did not notify me.

Here are some pics





It doesn't say if its a 406 or 451.

I'll get rim tape today and maybe try installing it tonight. It looks like it will take a 9 speed.

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looks like a steal for $30. they have different wheels now. this are gone on amazon site. let me know how it is, wheelsize and ride quality.
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Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
looks like a steal for $30. they have different wheels now. this are gone on amazon site. let me know how it is, wheelsize and ride quality.
Will do. I can't wait to get home and install the tires and 9 speed cassette. I hope it takes it.
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Old 06-15-11, 01:01 PM
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Wheels are 451. Now I have to buy new tires.

Both wheels dropped right in my Nova though.
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Old 06-15-11, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
Wheels are 451. Now I have to buy new tires.

Both wheels dropped right in my Nova though.
Before you start sinking cash into the wheels, you need to make sure the brakes will meet the braking surface on the rims, and, there is enough clearance for the bigger diameter rubber.. many bikes won't allow a switch from 406 to 451.. on my Uno-Duo, there is barely enough clearance for my 451's running Stelvio/Durano rubber, and I had to switch to short reach calipers.. YMMV..
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ThorUSA sells a v-brake extender (for 406 to 451 or 355 to 406 wheel "upgrade") online:

https://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/wheels.htm
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Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
Wheels are 451. Now I have to buy new tires.

Both wheels dropped right in my Nova though.
send us pics of your nova with the wheel as soon as you have the new tires....
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Old 06-15-11, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
Before you start sinking cash into the wheels, you need to make sure the brakes will meet the braking surface on the rims, and, there is enough clearance for the bigger diameter rubber.. many bikes won't allow a switch from 406 to 451.. on my Uno-Duo, there is barely enough clearance for my 451's running Stelvio/Durano rubber, and I had to switch to short reach calipers.. YMMV..
Thanks for the advice Bruce!

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ThorUSA sells a v-brake extender (for 406 to 451 or 355 to 406 wheel "upgrade") online:

https://www.thorusa.com/dahon/accessories/wheels.htm
I'll surely buy those if the current brakes are not compatible.

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send us pics of your nova with the wheel as soon as you have the new tires....
Will do. I have to check my toy store tomorrow and see what they have.
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Old 06-18-11, 09:54 AM
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Brakes won't reach the rims.
' not sure now if want to spend more on this wheels to make it work.
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Dang... my rims cost $65.00 by themselves.

Looking forward to a review, if you decide to get these mounted up.
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Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
I forgot to take those into consideration. Oh well, I guess I can just return them.
Yes, you probably can. At your expense. And it isn't going to be cheap to return two 20" wheels anywhere. You'll have to add that cost to whatever you do eventually end up getting. If you are going to chase bargains, do it fully informed.[/style] [/insufferable self-righteous tone]

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Old 06-22-11, 09:18 PM
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I am keeping them.
I just flipped a bike last weekend. ' made good profit, so I now have extra cash for the brake extenders and tires.
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I have a set of these wheels that I will not be using.
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