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If I bought a new rear wheel, what else do I need?(4 posts)

If I bought a new rear wheel, what else do I need?fracisco
Jun 26, 2002 12:51 PM
Say I buy a new rear wheel online. What else do I need to buy so that I can ride away on it when it arrives?

- a cassette?
- tube/tire?
- rim tape?
- freewheel?

Can I assemble these parts at home if they arrived in pieces?
re: If I bought a new rear wheel, what else do I need?Spoke Wrench
Jun 26, 2002 2:02 PM
Assembled wheels typically come with a quick release and nothing else.

Assuming your bike has an 8 or 9 speed cassette, generally you will need:
rim tape
tire and tube

You will need a cassette lock ring tool to tighten the cassette. If you have average mechanical ability, you will be able to make everything work yourself.

If your bike isn't an 8 or 9 speed, the axle spacing or cassette spacing might not be right. If you feel that you have to ask this question, I don't think you will be able to deal with either by yourself.
Thanks...looks like I'm ready to go.fracisco
Jun 26, 2002 2:12 PM
I have Shimano 9-speed, so I would need to select the Ultegra casesette. I saw the tools I would need over at the Park Tool website. I have tires and tubes. Rim tape is cheap.

Cool. I'm just about ready to put an order in.
VELOX rim tape.Spoke Wrench
Jun 26, 2002 2:15 PM
The 17mm width works for most road rims. Plastic rim strips suck!