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geoffro

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I have a old(early 90's) Jamis that I am "freshening" up a bit as I use it for training on the road. Now both my outer rims are badly worn and have been advised by the LBS to replace. Price for outer rim R300 and rebuilding wheels R260ish.(x 2).

Should I rather just buy a second hand bike for R1000 and use the parts.

Does not make sense to spend R1000 on 2 rims for old bike.

This is where some bicycle experience can come in handy! Any help guys?
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You have to wheel and deal a bit. Big%20smile

 

I have found a wheel builder at R150 a wheel who does a great job - in GP sadly.

 

Also try and shop around for rims. I came across a nice set of new Nova (Road) rims for R75 each - only because they were so old fashioned although brand new.

 

Dont get too stuck on buying brand stuff - Some chinese stuff is pretty good quality - and the price is great. The trick is being able to judge the quality without referring to the price.

 

Last suggestion - try wheel building yourself!! It is fairly hard, but not impossible?Big%20smile

 

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Thanks dollar! I will shop around for some outer rims and try the job myself.I am a bit more positive that I know some bargains do exist.

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Thanks dollar! I will shop around for some outer rims and try the job myself.I am a bit more positive that I know some bargains do exist.

Contact Johan at Yellowsaddle for advice/help/course in wheelbuilding.
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 Hey geoffro

 

That price seems a bit too much. Make sure the rims you get will be able to use the same spokes then there would be no need to buy new spokes.

 

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Muddee I just thought I would make it clear for the non technical guys.Seeing that a wheel consists of outer rim,hub,spokes,bearings etc.

Procrates, I hope these guys aren't trying to shaft me, those were the prices for the CHEAPEST rim USING my old spokes etc. I might have to find a new shop to support...
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