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need a set of 700c wheels

Old 08-05-12, 10:37 PM
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need a set of 700c wheels

I'm upgrading my vintage, and the last thing I'm trying to find are the wheels and tires. It would be nice to get a whole wheelset that would save me some time and effort. But based on the searches I've done, it seems you can't find any decent wheelset that won't cost more than a used vintage bike altogether. Now, I'm wondering if I should really upgrade to 700c or keep the 27" steel rims. I've checked craigslist, and I found a shimano wh-rs-10 for $120. 105 wheels cost upwards from $250, so I'm open to suggestions.
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Old 08-06-12, 12:30 AM
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I bought a set of these from jensonusa.com http://www.jensonusa.com/Road-and-Cr...-27-Road-Wheel Less than $100 shipped to my door.
They are 27' not 700C.
I'm about 4000 miles in on these. Haven't had any trouble with them at all. One truing at the bike shop as part of a tune up. That was about a 1000 miles ago.
I commute on these, so they run in all weather, and me+bike+gear > 280 lbs. They never came out of true by more than 2 mm. Stop good in wet conditions too.
I would buy these again.
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Old 08-06-12, 07:03 AM
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Another alternative would be to find a donor bike with alloy wheels, do the wheel swap, then sell the donor. However, there is the possibility of you keeping the donor bike and sliding down the slippery slope of multiple bike ownership.
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Old 08-06-12, 02:01 PM
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Scrockern8r, the wheels you suggested are 27 in steel frames, no different than the ones I'm using now...

what about this one?
http://www.amazon.com/Aeromax-Alloy-.../dp/B002XOJD9A

It's cheap, and it's got good reviews. other retailers are still selling them
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Old 08-06-12, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mrund3rd09 View Post
Scrockern8r, the wheels you suggested are 27 in steel frames, no different than the ones I'm using now...

what about this one?
http://www.amazon.com/Aeromax-Alloy-.../dp/B002XOJD9A

It's cheap, and it's got good reviews. other retailers are still selling them
The wheels that Scrockern8r suggested are a huge step up from your old school steel wheels. The ones he suggested are alloy/aluminum wheels and that means much better stopping and one other biggie is that your current steel wheels probably are not hooked and these alloy wheels will be hooked (allow for higher pressure tires). The spokes are also stainless steel, more than likely your current steel wheels have galvanized or zinc plated spokes (not nearly as nice as stainless steel).

Steels wheels are heavier, can rust, stop like crap in fair weather, and are a sign of a lower end bike usually.
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Old 08-06-12, 04:36 PM
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my bad. Sometimes I see stainless steel and forget to read further to realize that it's mentioning the spokes. I'm an idiot.
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