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    new bike advice

    i took my trek 3700 out today and did some nice single trail, i came to this one sloop and at the bottom was a root. i was going way to fast to avoid it, so i popped my front tire over it and my rear slammmmmmed it. broke a spoke and now my rim is wicked crooked.

    my question is, could i fit a non freewheel hub and rim on this bike? its got disc mounts. or should i save for a norco? i have no clue what to do. i just wannah ride and stop breaking stuff. i saw a norco for 349 with discs and the hub didn't say FW. would i be able to jump it? i road a 1500 dollar giant stp2 and it was amazing. it felt like i could slam it and nothing would brake. im not looking for that, im looking for an easy fix, or a bike for under 400. can anyone help me out? recommend some bikes to look for on craigs list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DubSixxer
    ... i just wannah ride and stop breaking stuff.
    Ride and not break stuff? Then you'd be a roadie .

    Do you have a bike shop nearby? Have had them look at that wheel? It might be a matter of simply replacing one or two bent spokes.

    I took a stick into my rear wheel last summer. Got jammed in and bent a spoke right at the nipple. That threw the wheel out of true just enough for me to notice easily. Replacing the spoke solved the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    Ride and not break stuff? Then you'd be a roadie .

    Do you have a bike shop nearby? Have had them look at that wheel? It might be a matter of simply replacing one or two bent spokes.

    I took a stick into my rear wheel last summer. Got jammed in and bent a spoke right at the nipple. That threw the wheel out of true just enough for me to notice easily. Replacing the spoke solved the problem.

    lol, no no no. i snap axles.... im on my 3rd one and its bent bad. freewheels are not the way to go. i was wondering if i should but a diff hub on, or get a diff bike.

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    Oh, I see what you're saying: get rid of the freewheel in favor of a cassette hub. Is that what you're after? A cassette hub should work fine on that bike.

    Edit: some days I wish I could ride hard enough to break anything, anything at all .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    Oh, I see what you're saying: get rid of the freewheel in favor of a cassette hub. Is that what you're after? A cassette hub should work fine on that bike.

    Edit: some days I wish I could ride hard enough to break anything, anything at all .

    that's awesome, ill start looking at hubs. do you suggest any?

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    Dub, I have no idea what hubs to suggest. I'm not very knowledgeable about them. I just run whatever hubs come on the wheels that come on the bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    Dub, I have no idea what hubs to suggest. I'm not very knowledgeable about them. I just run whatever hubs come on the wheels that come on the bikes.
    ohhh okay. well. thanks anyways man!

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    Didn't you already have a thread about breaking axles?

    Most freehubs ought to be fine for you, as long as you stay away from weight weenie stuff. This wheelset might be a good bet.

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._400002_400038

    The rims are well-regarded and the hubs should last longer than the ones you keep breaking.

    You'll need a 7-speed cassette and a spacer to make it sit right on the freehub. Shouldn't be a big deal.

    Get the biggest tires you can fit on that bike, and run them at the lowest pressure that doesn't make you pinch flat.
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