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Offline Slowy

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2 sets of rims and tires
« on: May 22, 2008, 07:18:50 PM »
i'd like to start riding my bike to work over the summer as its only a 12-15min bike ride.
i don't want to have to change tires on the rims i have now twice a week (once for road tires, once for off road tires).
my ideal situation would be to have a front and rear wheel (with cassette) with the same quick release skewers so i can just swap the entire rim out.

my questions....

i have an 8 speed cassette right now, i would assume i'd need another 8 speed cassette to avoid having to adjust the Derailleurs on every swap.

the price list is as follows (cheapest components from nashbar)
2 rims - 21.98
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=6000113&subcategory=60001128&brand=&sku=19389&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20Rims%2FSpokes%2FNipples
spokes - 17.98 (2 sets)
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=6000113&subcategory=60001128&brand=&sku=16123&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20Rims%2FSpokes%2FNipples
Front hub - 19.99
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=600095&subcategory=60001115&brand=&sku=3001&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20Front%20Hubs
8 speed cassette
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=600087&subcategory=60001109&brand=&sku=15538&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=Shop%20by%20Subcat%3A%20Freewheels
Rear Hub
too many options that i don't know about


can anyone tell me what would be the most cost effective way of doing this?
wal-mart bikes are less than $80 and i can take the rims and tires off and sell the bike, lol


thanks
« Last Edit: May 22, 2008, 07:26:11 PM by Slowy »
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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 08:41:06 PM »
you might even be better off buying a used road bike on craigs list. since you wont be riding it for races and the like it might be cheaper and less of a pain in the a**.

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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008, 06:24:05 AM »
just looked at craigslist for tampa and lakeland, no luck. all the road bikes were really pricey
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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008, 07:39:46 AM »
something like this will last you awhile, is light, and would be less hassle than swaping everything out all the time.

http://tampa.craigslist.org/bik/691143878.html

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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008, 07:43:52 AM »
maybe get an old hardtail or even a hybrid for cheap online or at a pawn shop and slap some slicks on it.  No wheel changing on a regular basis and you won't worry as much when you have to leave it outside the convenience store.  Then you can even slap a rack and crate on the back and use it to bring home beer.  I used to have a road bike I bought for $5 at a yardsale, my lock was waaaaay more expensive than my bike.

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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008, 07:48:11 AM »
$125 is a little more than i want to spend on a bike (that can buy me shoes and pedals at pricepoint!)
pawn shop or garage sale would be good, never thought about that.
i just have to make sure the cassette is an 8 speed, right.
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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2008, 08:15:18 AM »
yard sales are good, but pawn shops I found are expensive for what they have (mostly junk). you could always re-sell it after the summer and make most if not all of your money back. I have done this several times on craig's list.

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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008, 09:12:05 AM »
I wasn't thinking 8 speed so you could swap, I was think separate commuter bike and real bike.  Pawn shops are a little pricy sometimes, but you might find a gem.  A guy at home bought a chameleon for $200 at a pawn shop, full xtr too.  Of course you might get a bike with bad mojo then.

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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2008, 03:11:04 PM »
i'm only going to be using this setup for the summer, while my wife (who's a teacher) is off. aftr wards i'd like to use the rims for urban riding (which again, will not be that often)
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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008, 03:33:25 PM »
How about you do the right thing with that "Economy Booster Tax check" you just got and go get ya a set of MACDADDY wheels ;D Retire that set your riding now to the pavement. Tell her "Honey, you just can't put a price on performance" :D

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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2008, 03:36:12 PM »
my wife agrees that it is important for me to have a super duper set of wheels on my mtb so that I am not taking a risk of my wheels giving out and me getting hurt....there is no price too high for safety

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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2008, 03:37:25 PM »
Oh Yeah, I completely forgot about the whole SAFETY gimmick :D

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Re: 2 sets of rims and tires
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2008, 04:31:09 PM »
How about you do the right thing with that "Economy Booster Tax check" you just got and go get ya a set of MACDADDY wheels
Tell her "Honey, you just can't put a price on performance" :D

i've played that excuse out on my car for the past 6 years, lol. I'm using that check to do some maintenance on the car as well.
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