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MartyK.O
Im Looking For Some Cheap Good Rims Just Trying To Rebuild My First Bmx Bike But I Dont Want To Go Through The Trouble Of Puting The Sprocket And Everything Together Can Any1 Help?  

16 Aug 2005 09:27
Ride_S&M01trails
rims or wheels?, odyssey makes good wheelsetts. and odyssey hazard lights are good rims as are primo hula hoops or any sun rim. seya  

20 Aug 2005 00:48
MartyK.O
i want rim spokes basicly ready to put on my bike and ride  

21 Aug 2005 04:34
Ride_S&M01trails
well inless you know how to lace and true a wheel i wouldnt do that yourself. but yeah the rims i mentioned are all very good strong rims, your gonna need 14g spokes and nipples  

21 Aug 2005 18:21
MoNkEySpEeD
he doesnt want to lace em so that would mean that you should go with completes.you should tell us dropout size so it would be easier to see what would fit.is it 3/8 or 14mm  

21 Aug 2005 23:44
bobe
i hate doing mechanic work...  

22 Aug 2005 01:49
MartyK.O
its 3/8's drop out  

22 Aug 2005 15:15
Ride_S&M01trails
im not to good with 3/8th wheelsetts...ive only run 3/8ths in the front. dont get a dk wheelsett though the bearings dont sit right after a couple months use and will blow up shortly after. if your tight on money maybe just a alloy sealed 36 wheelset from danscomp there real cheap.  

22 Aug 2005 17:46
MoNkEySpEeD
[url]http://www.danscomp.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?action=DETAIL&item=402003[/url] thats prolly the cheapest way out, but if your looking for something that'll last a while longer then i would suggest [url]http://www.danscomp.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?action=DETAIL&item=401035[/url] .  

22 Aug 2005 22:41
MartyK.O
what are the pros and cons of sealed vs unsealed rims ?  

24 Aug 2005 00:39
MoNkEySpEeD
unsealed= cheaper and will work if you dont want to spend too much money
sealed= less maintenece, more expensive, longer lasting  

24 Aug 2005 01:24
bobe
i got sealed, it's the better way to go i think  

24 Aug 2005 05:59
Skratch Kid
If you really want to know a lot about tires, wheels, rims, spokes, all that shit, (only do this if you can't find any first hand advice) try and get a copy of the book "The Bicycle Wheel" written by a dude Jobst Brandt, and after you understand this book, buy a spoke wrench and put the words to action  

24 Aug 2005 10:47
Skratch Kid
If you ride a lot, and hit a lot of jumps, i wouldn't recomend unsealed  

24 Aug 2005 10:50
Ride_S&M01trails
id suggest sealed wheels if you have the money, sealed wheels will spin longer and smoother than unsealed. unsealed wheels also take a lot more maintanence, you need to clean the bearings everyonce and a while and also repack them with lo-friction grease. sealed bearings have the advantage cause there are dust seals(hence sealed bearing) keepig the outside elements out theyll still need to be repacked eventually but its also a lot easier. oh yeah unsealed wheels the bearings also tend to blow up a lot faster than sealed wheels.  

28 Aug 2005 04:29

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