Wheels that weight more than a bike

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by echotraveler, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    Yesterday i went to pick up my worksman rim from the bike shop. they were true-ing the wheel. when i ask for the rim the guy go's to get it and when he grabs it makes this "UUUUUGGHH" sound, as if it weigh more than he was used to. :grin5::grin5: lol i was unsure of laughing or being sad. lol

    he said that the rim was heavier than most bikes they sell......hihihihihihihi

    first time i see 6,000 bicycles up close, they sure look nice and wow do they weigh less.....
     

  2. ZnsaneRyder

    ZnsaneRyder Member

    Good wheels are a must!
     
  3. augidog

    augidog Banned

    strong-n-light or strong-n-heavy...STRONG is the keyword.

    make sure it's rolling right and you'll never notice the "heavy" part...

    unless you have to carry it up the steps to get it inside ;)
     
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    a little added weight on a nice MB bike -- can be a good thing

    especially when it's in strong heavy duty wheels

    nice wheels with some fat tires -- that's what I like -- the old school look

    MM
     
  5. echotraveler

    echotraveler Member

    they sure are stong wheels, thank god!
     

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  6. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Actually, I kinda crave heavy wheels. I suspect the added gyro effect could be useful for higher speed stability.

    I've pondered weighting my wheels. Haven't done it yet because it hasn't seemed like a real high priority. And I suppose it would have to be done fairly carefully to keep things in balance.

    But for those who want to do 30 mph plus, heavy wheels might be a very good idea.
     
  7. robin bird

    robin bird Member

    Just after blowing a bunch of spokes out of my poorer quality wheel 2 days ago i got the bike shop to give me a heavy duty wheel with thicker spokes --i think it will be worth it--i also got them to true up the wheel off to the right slightly for more tire clearance with the chain --looks good now
     
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