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Old 06-26-13, 07:48 PM
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new wheelset

so i've been reading through a ton of threads and stuff on getting new a new wheelset. I have 13 tabs open on wheelsets I have found and I have no idea what really makes a big difference between them

http://www.amazon.com/EIGHTHINCH-JUL...N%3DB0071C0NBG

http://www.amazon.com/State-Bicycle-...N%3DB0057994BK

http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Track-...N%3DB00418U8UE

http://www.amazon.com/Vuelta-Zerolit...N%3DB005MK3P7S

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAVIC-CXP22-...item5883a22aec

http://www.bicyclewheels.com/merchan...egory_Code=FGM

http://www.bicyclewheels.com/merchan...egory_Code=FCW

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Velocity-Dee...51292622729%26

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=2484

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=960

so with all of these, i have a eigth inch julian v2, vuelta zerolite, state bicycle co, origin8 track attak, mavic cxp22, weinman dp18, velocity deep V, velocity b43, and h+son. I don't know much about bikes yet but would appreciate all advice on what to look for in each of these different wheels.
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If you don't know what really makes a big difference to you when wheel shopping, then you probably don't need new wheels.
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What kind of riding are you going to be doing? Whats your budget?
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Originally Posted by jacmob View Post
so i've been reading through a ton of threads and stuff on getting new a new wheelset. I have 13 tabs open on wheelsets I have found and I have no idea what really makes a big difference between them

http://www.amazon.com/EIGHTHINCH-JUL...N%3DB0071C0NBG

http://www.amazon.com/State-Bicycle-...N%3DB0057994BK

http://www.amazon.com/Origin8-Track-...N%3DB00418U8UE

http://www.amazon.com/Vuelta-Zerolit...N%3DB005MK3P7S

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MAVIC-CXP22-...item5883a22aec

http://www.bicyclewheels.com/merchan...egory_Code=FGM

http://www.bicyclewheels.com/merchan...egory_Code=FCW

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Velocity-Dee...51292622729%26

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=2484

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=960

so with all of these, i have a eigth inch julian v2, vuelta zerolite, state bicycle co, origin8 track attak, mavic cxp22, weinman dp18, velocity deep V, velocity b43, and h+son. I don't know much about bikes yet but would appreciate all advice on what to look for in each of these different wheels.
Dude, really? What do you do when you have to eat or decide what shirt to wear?
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Old 06-26-13, 09:13 PM
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This one, no doubt about it.
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Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
If you don't know what really makes a big difference to you when wheel shopping, then you probably don't need new wheels.
what do i need to know before i can make an educated decision on parts?

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What kind of riding are you going to be doing? Whats your budget?
5 miles at the farthest in one time, just around slightly hilly and mostly flat streets. budget is not over $250

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Dude, really? What do you do when you have to eat or decide what shirt to wear?
i think really really hard, especially if it was a $250 steak like these wheels
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5 miles at the farthest in one time, just around slightly hilly and mostly flat streets. budget is not over $250
If the farthest you are riding is 5 miles, then chances are you don't need anything better than what you have now.
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Jeebus, man...

Well, it looks like you are buying more for looks than anything else. Also, most of the Deep-V style wheels you linked do not have a rim machined for a brake caliper. Do you currently have a back and/or front brake? If so, you definitely want a machined sidewall for that. Personally, I would opt for either of the Mavic CXP 22 options you listed. Nice rim, decent hubs. Will be lighter than any of the other deep profile rims you are looking at.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
If the farthest you are riding is 5 miles, then chances are you don't need anything better than what you have now.
well it's got a broken freewheel on one side that was so bad in the first place that it doesnt have any socket for a freewheel tool to get it off, and I wanted something that looked nicer

still no need?

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Jeebus, man...

Well, it looks like you are buying more for looks than anything else. Also, most of the Deep-V style wheels you linked do not have a rim machined for a brake caliper. Do you currently have a back and/or front brake? If so, you definitely want a machined sidewall for that. Personally, I would opt for either of the Mavic CXP 22 options you listed. Nice rim, decent hubs. Will be lighter than any of the other deep profile rims you are looking at.
it will be for better looks yes, its replacing stock bs rims, i do think i would like a lighter rim because my friend that knows bikes a bit better than me recommended the velocity b43's but the weight of them seems too much to me, thanks for your input. I do have brakes but don't use them because the hills here are not steep enough to need them going down a backside
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
If the farthest you are riding is 5 miles, then chances are you don't need anything better than what you have now.
This.

You need to ride your bike more before you can make an educated decision on parts. Not trolling, serious advice.
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If there are no notches for a spanner to fit you can clamp the freewheel very tightly in a vise and spin it off. You just need to replace the freewheel with a better quality one (i.e. Shimano, not Dicta or ACS) and use some grease when you thread it on.
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Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
This.

You need to ride your bike more before you can make an educated decision on parts. Not trolling, serious advice.
ok thanks for the input, im just in college and ride around the college town often so it's not at all any distance otherwise i would have a road bike

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If there are no notches for a spanner to fit you can clamp the freewheel very tightly in a vise and spin it off. You just need to replace the freewheel with a better quality one (i.e. Shimano, not Dicta or ACS) and use some grease when you thread it on.
oh ok, i'll have to find a clamp i can use, is it good to have a freewheel on one side and fixed on the other? I never used the freewheel
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oh ok, i'll have to find a clamp i can use, is it good to have a freewheel on one side and fixed on the other? I never used the freewheel
So why do you care about the broken freewheel if you don't use it anyways. It won't do any harm to just leave it there. I mean if you're the typical college student, you probably have better things to do with your money than buy new wheels for a campus bike.
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Well, you just answered your own question--if you don't use the freewheel then don't bother installing a new one. What is your major? Don't say engineering...

Not just a clamp, you most likely will have to use a benchtop-mounted vise like this:

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So why do you care about the broken freewheel if you don't use it anyways. It won't do any harm to just leave it there. I mean if you're the typical college student, you probably have better things to do with your money than buy new wheels for a campus bike.
well i guess as a typical college student, i'm looking for an excuse to upgrade the looks, and if i'm doing that I also want the best quality for when I do go on longer bike rides

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Well, you just answered your own question--if you don't use the freewheel then don't bother installing a new one. What is your major? Don't say engineering...

Not just a clamp, you most likely will have to use a benchtop-mounted vise like this:

CSC major but i do a lot of engineering things, and on the subject of bikes im fairly new. i guess it wouldnt be too weird if i brought my bike wheel to work then. at first i just took two big wrenches at it but it didnt move and i didnt want to break anything (probably not with my strength but i know nothing, so just in case)
oh and i didnt want to replace the freewheel, i wanted another fixed gear cog there

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If you want to add another fixed cog you should ideally only do so if you have the stepped threading for a track cog lockring.
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If you want to add another fixed cog you should ideally only do so if you have the stepped threading for a track cog lockring.
so correct type of lockring. ok thanks
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