So I got a new wheelset recently, and that bike already had a new front wheel from another project, leaving me with two 26" front disc wheels I'm not using. I like spares, but I think one's enough. I figured I'd list the OEM wheel (2007 Specialized Hardrock Comp) on Craig's List for $20 and see if someone was in enough of a hurry and hated my local used shop enough that they'd take it off my hands. Here's the CL ad.
Now, the email conversation with a guy who thinks he wants it.26" disc front wheel - $20 (my neighborhood)
Date: 2011-07-02, 7:49AM PDT
Front wheel from a 2007 Specialized Hardrock. It spins round and true and there's no visible damage, but it was on the bike for a while and the hub is not feeling smooth anymore. The hub is a Specialized-branded cup and cone hub. I haven't tried rebuilding it, so it could be fine, or there could be damage to the bearing races. Everything but the spoke nipples is black. The rim is an Alex HRD rim, 22mm between the beads.
Included Specialized-branded quick release skewer, rubber rim strip, and disc rotor bolts. You could install this on a bike and ride it as is, or rebuild the hub.
Originally Posted by P. M.Originally Posted by AndrwSwitchOriginally Posted by P. M.At this point, I figure I'm not going to hear from him again.Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch
That was on July 3rd, fairly late at night. I didn't feel like getting out my camera, forgot about it and went riding yesterday, and then an hour ago I got this.Originally Posted by P. M.
So I emailed him back.Originally Posted by P. M.
Originally Posted by AndrwSwitchOriginally Posted by P. M.Originally Posted by AndrwSwitchI'll feel guilty selling this to him, but I could use the $20. So, one more try.Originally Posted by P. M.
While I'd be a little surprised if he buys it from me, I won't be too surprised. My roommate points out that with the apparent level of knowledge this guy has, the way his bike would ride as a result might not even bother him. And I can't think of any more ways to tell him this is a bad idea.Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch
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