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Old 12-14-05, 10:50 PM
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I have a Trek 4300, and I just bought a trainer. I want to get a cheap quick release wheel that I can connect to the trainer when I am using the bike on the trainer so I can put some nice bald (quiet) tires on it (cheap ones) so that I don;t have to wear out my existing wheel.

Does anyone have suggestions on what wheels will work, or which ones won't? I don't know if there are size issues or what, I am just looking for something cheap that I can easily hook up to my bike while using the trainer.

Also, where would be a good place to get a cheap wheel?

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It must have been a dumb question, but any help would still be appreciated!

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It's cheapest to just change the tyre (takes me about 5 mins) -

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It's cheapest to just change the tyre (takes me about 5 mins) -

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I will be moving it on and off far too much for that I think.

Do you think that they have quick release wheels at walmart??
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I will be moving it on and off far too much for that I think.

Do you think that they have quick release wheels at walmart??
you will need a whole new cassette if you plan to switch wheels, unless you plan to swap cassettes at the same time. I highly doubt you'll find a quick release wheel at walmart, and if it's just for the trainer look on ebay and you might get lucky if it has a cassette as well. remember that a worn out cassette will be bad on your chain, just like a stretched chain will be bad for your cassette. FWIW, get a slick, or a rim drive trainer, I think minora makes one.
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I went to the LBS and asked if what he had for cheap wheels. Turned out he had a pretty decent wheel already mounted with an OK tire. I just added a cassette and presto, trainer wheel. $30 for the wheel and tire, another $30 for the cassette for a $60 trainer wheel.
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