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Is my 26 inch grinder obsolete?

Old 03-04-19, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
I do love riding the old steed fun practical goes everywhere safe simple comfy but once on paved roads and when up against newer lighter bikes u get smoked. An excellent do every thing bike even single track. But i give away 10lbs of bike and gearing. But a cool bike. I want to upgrade the wheels but finding decent affordable 26 inch non disc wheels us difficult
Sun Rhyno Lite 26 Wheelset Shimano 32h Deore Hubs 6 bolt Disc [66135] - $129.00 Velomine.com : Worldwide Bicycle Shop, fixed gear track bike wheelsets campagnolo super record vintage bike $130. I got a set from nashbar a year ago for $85. They are not lightweight, but they arent meant to be as its an MTB wheelset.
https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Mavic-M...E2NYYYNN3DYWA2

What is 'affordable' in this instance? The Deore Rhyno wheelset is certainly 'decent', at least to me. And it seems affordable since it would be tough to find anything for less of similar quality.

There is always paying for a wheelset to be built. Lighter hubs, lighter rim, lighter spokes...and lighter wallet. But even that would be a few hundred which is affordable- relative to $1000 wheelsets.
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26" rim-brake wheels are pretty easy to find if you know how to build a wheel.
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