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Old 06-17-20, 05:43 AM
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Bikes: my very own customized GUNNAR CrossHairs

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this is a timely thread (for me).
I have a cheap coaster brake rear wheel with a discontinued ALEX DC19 rim. It's always bugged me I don't have a matching front wheel.
So I can get a nearly matching front wheel really cheap!
- just a bit more than just buying the spokes alone! But then the hub and spokes don't match the cheap rear wheel with a coaster brake.
So I keep thinking I'll build my own wheel from scratch - which I've only - sort of - attempted once.
My OCD-ness needing matching wheels is in a major conflict with my cheap-ness. So far my wife is winning out by putting the coaster-brake on any spending since I just re-built an old MTB that also needs new tires (a whole 'nother topic of my LBS being completely out of 26in tires....).

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