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    Anyone have old wheels laying around?

    I have a project and I am needing old wheels, just the hubs/axles. Steel (so can be welded) would be preferable. Bent rims, missing spokes etc doesn't matter. as long as the center is good!


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    Am I stoned or did this happen last year as well? Or was that Golden Boy?
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    It was not me. This is a project coming to life this year for me.

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    Very cool. I'll keep an eye out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Every bike shop usually gets 2 or 3 toss away wheels per day or week depending on size and season. Just call up your local shops and see what they have.

    I know we put together 30 wheels for kids decorating project at whole foods last july. It took us a week or so to save them up.
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    does the size matter, brand, old school stuff ok? I have some stuff in the garage i think
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    Bicycle Longmont has a garage of crap steel wheels you can have. PM me if interested.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    i have older shimano xt wheel set i dont need anymore. rims are toast anyways. hubs should be fine, maybe cones will need to be replaced, dont know.
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    Sounds like I may have found what I need. Will hopefully be picking up soon. Thank you all.

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    I've got a set of 26" wheels I don't use anymore. You're welcome to them.

    I don't know if they're steel, Al or something else (lead? they're heavy!), though.
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    This is just a funny thing from the interwebs. Concerns wheels. So I just thought I'd drop it into the first post I saw that had anything to do with wheels...

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    My favorite part
    "As the expensive, flimsy, and needlessly complicated segment of the MTB wheel market heats up, Crankbrothers is excited to meet the demand head on with our new 2014 line-up. Of course real riders determined long ago that the only reasonable option for wheels was to build cheap rims onto a solid, rebuildable hub with J-bend spokes, but with the recent influx of doctors, bankers, and lawyers into the industry, we needed to offer a flashy fully color-anodized option for riders with lots of money, poor taste, and little to no common sense. With our 2014 wheels, I think we knocked this one out of the park. And come on, why wouldn't we release these wheels? We've had all the CAD drawings and tooling since Kirkaldie was still racing."
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    My favorite part

    When asked about rim replacement, Van Sosen responded "Who has time to track down a replacement rim anyway? If I get a small ding in my rim and can't seat them up tubeless anymore, I would just be buying a new wheelset anyway. What, am I going to hang around a bike shop... like an animal? That was the main thing that turned me off on Enve wheels: sure they're expensive and that's great, but the standard j-bend spokes and completely serviceable DT and Chris King hubs just had 'bike shop' written all over them. If I can't buy it on my I-pad, then no thanks."

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