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How do I search for compatible wheels?

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Old 06-13-18, 10:51 AM
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How do I search for compatible wheels?

I have a gravity track bike with flip flop hub, carbon fork, and caliper brakes similar to this one: Save up to 60% off new Disc Brake Flatbar Road Bikes - Gravity Avenue FXD Save up to 60% off new road bikes

It currently has 700x25 tires on it and has 120mm long rear thru axle (I don't know how to measure diameter but the middle of the hub was about 18mm):

How do I search for compatible wheels? I barely know anything about bikes and tried to research wheels but still don't know what terms to search in google to shop for replacement wheels. Any help would be appreciated thanks.
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Old 06-13-18, 11:06 AM
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If you search for "Track Wheelset" that should get you plenty of compatible results. Or you could look here https://www.retro-gression.com/colle...eels-wheelsets

How often do you clean your bike?? .


Edit** Just saw that you posted a picture of a Gravity bike with Disc Brakes. I don't see a disc on the rear wheel, do you have a disc brake set up on the front??

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120mm long rear thru axle (I don't know how to measure diameter but the middle of the hub was about 18mm):
120mm is the O.L.D. for the hub/axle assembly, the axle itself is longer that and 10mm in diameter. Just don't go searching for thru-axle track wheels because thru-axle is its own separate thing in the bicycle world.

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How often do you clean your bike??
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If it needs new wheels probably better off replacing the entire bike.
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You'll probably shave off a pound or two if you clean that thing.
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You'll probably shave off a pound or two if you clean that thing.
I commute in nyc everyday rain, snow, or shine so that dirt accumulates very quickly. Also it deters potential thieves hopefully. I don't want to scrap the bike because I just got new brakes and crank set on it
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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
120mm is the O.L.D. for the hub/axle assembly, the axle itself is longer that and 10mm in diameter. Just don't go searching for thru-axle track wheels because thru-axle is its own separate thing in the bicycle world.



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I'm confused so its not a thru-axle wheel? Would this work on my bike - its quick release:https://www.performancebike.com/shop...BoC0usQAvD_BwE
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I'm confused so its not a thru-axle wheel? Would this work on my bike - its quick release:https://www.performancebike.com/shop...BoC0usQAvD_BwE
No and no. You have track hubs, so look for those. Thru-axle is some weird new MTB/cross/gravel/maybe-road-sometimes thing. That's a road bike wheel.
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For example: Wheels & Wheelsets Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike
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edit: Looks like Seau beat me to it

No, that is a road bike wheel and is fits frames spaced at 130mm. Something like these will work for you
Velocity A23 Track Bike Fixed Gear Singlespeed Wheels DT Comp [741227] - $189.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=87_172_178&products_id=2838

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or what about these bad boys on it: https://www.ebay.com/i/272925521634?...r=572121702358

btw I don't have disc brakes - the bike is no longer available so that was the closet thing to it
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Sure, if that's what you want. You'll need valve extenders too to be able to pump your tires, as well as new brake pads for carbon rims.
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Those goofy wheels will likely work but if you are riding a cheap bike that is poorly maintained but is kept that way for "security" I wouldn't want flashy wheels, plus you will have poorer braking with carbon and will need new pads. What is wrong with your current wheels, aside from being horribly filthy? If you are having bearing issues maybe clean your wheels and have your local shop take them apart and re-grease everything and tension the spokes properly and that will save you money on new wheels and refresh your ride.
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2200g unbranded carbon aero wheelset for all-weather commuting -- what could go wrong?
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Use any standard track wheelset* that has a rear spacing of 120mm.* The chainline on all standard track wheelsets should be/is 42mm.




*except tubular for your needs
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