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Buying new wheels

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Moonchester, 1 Jun 2008.

  1. Moonchester

    Moonchester New Member

    If I want to buy a new pair of wheels, what else do I need to buy to enable me to quickly change between two sets - i.e. to remove one wheel with tyres, slot in a new wheel with tyres and pedal off?
    New wheels seem to come without cassettes so I think I need one of those (am I right to assume that if I buy the same cassette as on my existing wheels, I don't need to adjust the gears?) but what else do I need?
  2. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    No, that's pretty much it. You'll just have to swap the skewers over, unless you are getting a new set of those as well.
  3. Spot on. If you take out a wheel look at it every thing you see you will need.
  4. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    Swapping a cassette over onto another wheel is fairly quick with the corrected tools - can be a bit messy though.

    Cassette on each wheel even easier
  5. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Agreed, but cassettes need to have a similar amount of wear, otherwise you may need to swap chains as well because an old chain on a new sprocket will not work.
  6. OP

    Moonchester New Member

    Cheers all. I'll think about getting a new set of skewers as well.
  7. OP

    Moonchester New Member

    Why's that?
  8. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    they wear at a similar rate, so the stretch on the chain will be the same length as the wear on the teeth on the cassette. a new chain slips some times