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Two 36h Alex DA22 wheels, with tires. Good deal?

Old 02-24-06, 11:11 AM
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Two 36h Alex DA22 wheels, with tires. Good deal?

I'm on a budget and need to replace my stock AT450's that came on my Trek 1000 in the near future. Front is fine, but back is starting to not like staying true and popping a spoke every few months.

I need some reliable wheels that can carry a loaded clydesdale commuter back and forth to work. I'm thinking 36h wheels might be a good choice.

On ebay, someone is offering a set, with tires, new for $100 including shipping.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ROAD-RACING-...QQcmdZViewItem

these? Look good to me for your intended use. Although you might consider a 700x25 or 28 tire for a plusher ride
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sounds preaty like a preaty good deal. My girl friends giant has them and she bashes them on everything and they are still true.
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Dunno if trading Alex Wheels for Alex Wheels will solve the problem.
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Originally Posted by FormerBMX'er
Dunno if trading Alex Wheels for Alex Wheels will solve the problem.
I think his main question is about going to a 36spoke wheel.
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Originally Posted by dekalbSTEEL
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ROAD-RACING-...QQcmdZViewItem

these? Look good to me for your intended use. Although you might consider a 700x25 or 28 tire for a plusher ride
I have 28's on my bike now. I have two sets of 25's hanging in my garage. The 23's would just add to my collection.

My AT450's aren't dead yet, but having another set of wheels would be good. I do have another bike that needs wheels too.
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I would guess they woul dbe fine wheels...the main gripes I have seen wIth Alex wheels are their hubs (which I am not sure these even use) and their lower spoke count wheels. My wife's Sirrus uses Specialized hubs and DA16 rims with 32 spokes and they have been fine.
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Right now my hubs are Shimano Sora. Whatever's on there can't be much worse.

I ordered the wheels. What's nice is that I'll have an extra set for the trainer, my beater, or just as backups
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I have them and they are just fine for your purpose. The hubs by the way are plain jane generic joy tech. Just make sure you go over them upon arrival as mine came horribly out of true. For the price they can't be beat.
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I was planning to take them to a shop and have them checked before I installed them.
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If anyone is looking for a solid wheelset I have one for sale - CXP33 - 36 hole w/ 105 hubs.. Red rims w/ Black spokes and black 105 hubs.. Less than 200 miles on them. They came with a bike I bought and have been collecting dust for the last year...
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