So I got ran off the road today and i need a new wheel or wheels

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  1. Shak180

    Shak180 New Member

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    Long story short someone didn't want to miss their right turn and I had to swerve into a gutter to save my life.

    Front wheel survived but the back wheel popped the tire and put a nasty outward dent in the wheel I'm not sure if it's repairable I'll take some pictures and post them up tomorrow evening.

    In the meantime I was looking for some recommendations on good wheels I should look for on my local craigslist.

    my current wheels the one that is damaged and the one that survived are spinergy sr-3's.
     
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  2. Shak180

    Shak180 New Member

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    What do you guys think of these wheels? sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/2319479519.html
     
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    Sorry to hear about your scary encounter. Drivers up here in MT aren't so good either and unfortunately I have seen plenty of those types of situations.
    Ahywho, do you have any sort of desired price/weight range? Also, what is your weight? This will make it much easier to determine which wheels to go with.
     
  5. davereo

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    Good thing your OK. We call that a right hook where Im from. Fineable in Massachussetts although I never heard of anyone ticketed.
    Not sure what its like where you ride but I tend to avoid neighborhoods in the suburban areas. Folks backing out of driveways are the biggest PITA. Watch out for them.
     
  6. OldGoat

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    If you've flared the rim, odds are the rim is toast as every time you apply the brakes they'll grab at the flared-out spot--no matter how carefully you try to repair the rim.
     
  7. Shak180

    Shak180 New Member

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    Yah I'm okay minus a really sore tail bone. I took the wheel down to my bike shop they said it is non repairable so they are going to build me a new one. The owner is trying to source me a correct blank at the moment. He was also nice enough to let me ride on one of their spare rims in the mean time a Mavic of some sort.
     
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    Thats a good deal. One more reason to support your LBS.
     
  9. 64Paramount

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    +1 That's nice of them to do that for you..
     
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