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General => Maintenance / Repair => Topic started by: AndyK on August 05, 2011, 07:11:51 AM

Title: Buying new wheels
Post by: AndyK on August 05, 2011, 07:11:51 AM
Hi, im currently in Estonia just after having my front wheel stolen and the back wheel pretty much destroyed. Just wondering what to do since the bike shops here only have very basic wheels. Ive looked at a few sites for  wheels made to order and sent over here, What should I be looking for with since ive still have a long way to go still and the roads are going to get shitter.
Thanks in advance Andy
Title: Re: Buying new wheels
Post by: fenlabiz on August 09, 2011, 11:37:36 AM
Andy, If you are looking for suggestions as to what brand to choose, I would recommend Sun Rhyno, Rigida, or Mavic. As it was mentionned before, the most durable touring rim is probably the Sun Rhyno ATB: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sun-rhyno-26-(559)-atb-alloy-rim-black-36-hole-prod7028/?sessionid=9c0d8930472fc3f0ff900606ecc8b44e4245b1a7 (http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sun-rhyno-26-(559)-atb-alloy-rim-black-36-hole-prod7028/?sessionid=9c0d8930472fc3f0ff900606ecc8b44e4245b1a7) It is heavy, expensive but extremely durable. I have a friend going on his 7th year on the road using the same rim. I am currently using it for my rear wheel and i already did 12,000 miles with it and it doesn't show any signs of wear yet (I travel light though). And by the way, SJS ships outside the UK.
Title: Re: Buying new wheels
Post by: AndyK on August 09, 2011, 12:41:23 PM
Hey thanks alot fenlabiz, but just had a bit of a bigger problem this morning. Some one got into the hostel I was staying in cut my lock and stole the bike with the front panniers and the bag with the tent and sleeping bag. So not very happy at all :(
Title: Re: Buying new wheels
Post by: Luis miguel on August 11, 2011, 07:45:28 PM
Where are you cycling ?
Title: Re: Buying new wheels
Post by: Stephane on August 12, 2011, 07:43:07 PM
I am so sorry to hear that Andy... Good luck with everything!