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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?
- rim tape?
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:
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!|| |