Aug 14, 2002 7:45 PM
|I have a Panasonic 10 speed that I have had for years. It has been a good bike, but I loaned it out to a kid down the road the other day and he has bent the rim on the rear. Does anyone know where I can find one? Or can I just put on any rim and make it do?|
Aug 15, 2002 9:28 AM
|Depending on what you mean by 'bent,' it's possible your local bike shop can straighten the thing out easily enough. I'd check that possibility first.
Other than that, you can replace it with any rim that's the same size as the original (27' or 700C -- look at your tire to see what the circumference is.) Again, your bike shop will be happy to fix you up if you need a new one, and it won't be that expensive since you'll be using the original rear hub and only getting rim and spokes.
|You'd better hope it can be trued||Kerry|
Aug 15, 2002 4:56 PM
|Otherwise you're probably looking at a minimum of $75 for a new rim, new spokes, and a rebuild. A Panasonic "10 speed" can't be worth much.|| |