My Wheels Again

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by The Eighth Man, 14 May 2010.

  1. The Eighth Man

    The Eighth Man Senior Member

    The rear wheel on the road bike that I use to commute to work on has died and has a massive crack in the rim. The LBS are quoting £50 to rebuild it or £42.99 for a new wheel, has anybody seen a 700c to take an 8 speed cassette cheaper on the net?
  2. palinurus

    palinurus Legendary Member

    £42.99 seems pretty cheap for a new rear wheel, what is it?

    Otherwise eBay often have cheap wheelsets/ wheels on sale.

    Wheels on eBay

    What sort of wheel are you replacing? if the rear hub is reasonably good it may be better to have it rebuilt.
  3. OP
    The Eighth Man

    The Eighth Man Senior Member

    That is what I am thinking, it is a 105 hub with knackered Mavic rim
  4. palinurus

    palinurus Legendary Member

    If the hub is OK i'd have it rebuilt. Last time I had a rear wheel built on a 105 hub the hub alone was £70.
  5. palinurus

    palinurus Legendary Member

    Although that was at the height of the recession- Shimano prices were high then, a similar hub I bought a year earlier was cheaper. I think they're about £60 now.
  6. hackbike 666

    hackbike 666 Guest

    I thought that as well....I seem to have cheap wheels on the fixie and im not impressed...On the Audax there are wheels I had made up and they were more expensive but can deal with all the potholes in the gutter.:laugh:
  7. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    This would be my choice. For commuting a Mavic CXP22 rim would be bombproof.
  8. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Rebuild on my Fixed Formula hub was £90 - CXP 33 rim replacing one I had worn out and 'pot holed'............... the roads are shocking........... one wheel..... (new spokes etc...)..eek.........

    Sort of justifies why I went hand built to start with....... into LBS...'erm I've broken your wheel' (in a joking voice) - LBS.......'no way, you've hit something'....... me...'yeh..a big pot's still true, but the rim is flared.....'..........
  9. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    Good price for a rebuild if the hub is ok. You'll have a better wheel than a cheap new one.
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