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Old 11-28-06, 09:30 AM
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Upgrading the good ole' K2

heyy all, I figured I might as well tell you all that I have started to upgrade some parts on my bike. I need some input on some parts that I might order of friday. I gatta see what you guys think. I am on a limited budget so I went for mostly the cheap stuff. I was thinking about getting these pedals. These shoes (I think they will work with those pedals). This tire for the back because I blow through them very quickly so im not spending and arm and a leg on a tire. Has anyluck with these tubes. and I still need a good rim...This Is all I am upgrading for now. Any idea on a good fairly cheap rim?

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Old 11-28-06, 09:35 AM
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The shoes are compatible with the pedals, you should fine on that one. Personally I don't like one sided clipless pedals but that's just me.

That tire is a great tire in rough terrain but is very slow and would be terrible if you ride on smooth trails or pavement. Slime tubes are pretty nice as well.

By rim do you mean just the rim or you need a complete wheel?

Also, did a little cleaning up on your post to make it a little more readable.
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Old 11-28-06, 09:39 AM
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Heyy thx, Yeah im not that good at making posts with links In regards to the tire I was kinda looking for one that would be great for trails and what not and good for pavement as well so if anyone can recomend a better one that would be helpful. In regards to the wheel I was lokking for a complete wheel. That way I only have to throw a tire and a tube on. agaain if you can recomend one that will be helpful.
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If you are looking for a cheap tire that does a decent job (if you aren't on the road for miles and miles) I would check out the Panaracer Fire XC Pro (single tire, two tire deal). It's hard to beat for the price. Now if you want to spend some more money their are better tires out there.

For the wheels are you running disc brakes or rim brakes?
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I am running rim breaks.
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This wheelset is hard to pass up if price is a concern. Hard to beat $95 for the set (front and back).
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Good steer on the wheelset, LowCel - - it's exactly the combo I would have recommended too.

For tires, I saw that Performance also has the IRC Mythos XCs even cheaper. It is an excellent tire. (Although I cannot officially personally recommend it anymore )
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heyy guys, thx for the info. Anyways anyone know if a LBS can replace the ball bearings in a rim? and if not is there one rim available on the web that is completed for cheap? I am very short on cash.
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Just look around, you will probably find something. However if looking for a cheap single wheel you will probably be better off buying it locally since shipping will really up the price when you buy it online.

Your lbs should be able to replace your bearings.
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hey guys what do you think of this rim? http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/116...wnhill-Rim.htm



I understand that my local bike shop will install the rims, any idea on how much that might cost?
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Now just a couple of posts ago you said you needed a wheel. Do you need a rim or a wheel? The rim is just the outer part. The wheel is the complete wheel, hub, spokes, nipples, rim. If you are looking for something cheap it is going to cost you more to have the wheel built up using that rim then it would be to buy a complete wheel.
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You can do better than a Sun Mammoth DH rim.
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This just goes to show you that I have no knowledge of bike parts at all. I guess im looking for the whole wheel. What exactly is a Hub and a Nipple? and If I have a cassett on my current rim can that betaken off and added to a new wheel?
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The hub is the center part of the wheel, what the cassette is on. The spokes are what go from the hub to the rim. The nipples are what the spokes screw into on the rim. The cassette can easily be removed by your shop, they should only charge you around $5 or so to take it off your current wheel and install it on your new wheel.

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