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Look for road wheels with Shimano-compatible freehub. For trainer use, any wheel will do. With high end wheels you might find a tubular rim or Campagnolo freehub, but any low end wheel will work.


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Your cheapest option is to mount the 8 speed cassette on the new wheels. This will require a spacer but it'll get you up and running with minimal fuss and risk. If you want to upgrade your bike to support the 10 speed cassette then you will need: 10 speed shifters ...you could replace only the rear shifter, but they're usually sold as a pair and you ...


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So, I'm thinking that this is a bike that was originally setup with an 8-speed drive train. At some point the previous owner replaced the rear wheel with one built around a 10-speed hub. If I'm reading Sheldon Brown's page on hub and cluster compatibility correctly you should be able to mount an 8-speed cassette on a 10-speed free hub body. So it seems like ...


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Very generally speaking, the number of cogs on the cassette needs to match the number of clicks in the shifter. If your shifter clicks through 9 gears then you need a 9 speed cassette. If it has 8 clicks as yours does then you need an 8 speed cassette. If you want to switch to 10 speeds then at a bare minimum you'd need new 10 speed shifters and quite likely ...


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You will probably need to get a ten speed derraileur. Otherwise you might be able to get by with friction shifters if you've already got a thinner chain. This isn't the brightest idea because it's basically the same thing as driving a manual and requires some cursory knowledge of how the shifting mechanism works.


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YOU SHOULD HAVE CHECKED BEFORE BUYING THE WHEELS! 10-speed Dura-Ace is not compatible with other cassettes. You can install a 8 speed cassette on other Shimano 10-speed compatible hubs. Edit: Reading the question again, of course you can keep the 10 speed cassette. Just replace the shifters, rear derailleur and chain with 10-speed ones and be prepared to ...


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First off, the number one cause of broken spokes is not enough tension. When spokes aren't tight enough they load and unload with each revolution of the wheel – basically they are getting bent back and forth each time they go around. Over time they break, just like bending a paperclip. The most likely place for the spokes to break are at the bend at the hub. ...


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That is technically not a mtn bike. The width is not published on the site and as it is a hybrid it could be a few widths. Take the bike or wheel to the shop. If you no longer have the wheel then take the bike. You should have saved the wheel if for nothing more than I need one of these. Even if it is a freewheel you may want to go freehub if you get a ...


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By "cosset" you probably mean "cassette". It's a type of rear hub construction and is the norm for modern bikes. Freewheels were used in older bikes. Wheel spacing is the distance between rear dropouts, ie the width of the hub that fit in the rear fork. If you can manage it, the easiest way to answer all the questions by bike shops is to take the frame ...


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How much clearance do you have on the front wheel? Doesn’t look like you can fit much more than 25mm width there. With your weight and luggage I’d go as wide as possible. Maybe 25mm in the front and 28mm in the back (if the brake has enough clearance). Of course it also depends on the quality of the roads.


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It is possible. For typical mountain rims, the low limit is somewhere around 28mm. Some differences from mounting narrower tires are following: Less cushioning from tires: Smaller tires can not absorb as much shock from from curbs, cracks in the pavement, etc. On the other hand, smaller tires can be made with more flexible casing and absorb small ...


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What you want for road use is slick tires -- tread and knobs are bad for road use. You have 26" (ISO 559) rims, so you need 26 x (something) tires where (something) is a number in decimal form (e.g. 1.75). Going for smaller tires will lower the bike a bit, and smaller tires have to be run at higher pressure (so you'll get less cushioning). There will also ...


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As far as I know, these are the only possible consequences: Your tire may rub on your frame. You might have trouble getting your brakes to work (assuming you have rim brakes). Your bike might run a bit sideways if your rear wheel is not centered on the frame. This isn't a real problem, but it can be somewhat annoying.


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The largest tire you can run on a bike is determined by several things: Frame (If it rubs on the frame when you're riding it, you're going to ruin the paint on your bike and the tire) Brakes (If your brakes can't clear the tire, you have a problem) Rim Width (If the rim is too narrow or wide for a tire, you can have increased chances of rim/tire damage or ...


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No, it is by no means universal. Frames are built with a maximum tire size in mind. Some bike include a maximum size in their specs, so you might check to see. Otherwise, it is easy enough to figure out. Since you have tires on the bike already, you can check the existing clearance and get a very good idea of what will fit. Start by measuring the ...


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I had a bike making noise only when pedaling up a slight hill. After two visits to Safety Cycles on Western Ave. in Hollywood,CA. It was still making noise. Then it finally broke. On Saturday July 11,2015 I carried the bike home, took it to the shop, and they replaced the part for free because the bike was under warranty. They said they had never seen this ...


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It will depend on the rim width, according to Schwalbe's table of tire size to rim widths you'd be fine with a 17 or 19 mm rim and you'd be pushing it if you have a 21 mm rim.


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The bike would sit about 4 mm lower is the main thing (and technically, the gearing will change slightly). You can mount the tire on there and it will work, but it may not be optimal depending on your rim width; if the rim is too wide for the tire, you may get more flats or rim damage when you hit a road hazard. As for why you want to switch to something ...


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Understand that traditional bicycle wheel sizes have generally referred to the diameter of the tire, not the rim. Thus a 26" wheel will have a diameter of roughly 26 inches with the tire on it and inflated (though the actual diameter is often not reliable enough to size the wheel). And, in particular, 26" wheels (and smaller) have different rim diameters ...


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AFAIK all today's 105 and up Shimano cranksets are Hollowtech II, so when replacing your old you need to exchange the bottom bracket with bearing cups. You need to figure out what kind of bottom bracket shell you have and whether replacements even exist (only BSA68 and Italian are available). They are much better than old cranksets (easier to install, ...


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The Miyata 1400a is made of aluminum. A 7 speed Shimano 105 system uses a rear spacing of 126 mm, which is smaller than the 130 mm needed for a modern 8-10 speed system. For a steel frame, its no problem to stretching the frame and get the wheel in. On an aluminum frame, you really shouldn't. That being said, people have done this at their own risk, by ...


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It's a fairly generic, machine built wheelset with Bontrager branding. They're almost certainly OEM which means you won't be able to by a replacement set. Most likely Alex or similar rims. As you noticed, they're not the lightest wheels out there. A set such as this would typically retail for well under $300. The Shimano R501 or Mavic Aksium One are both ...


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According to Trek's website : Wheels: Alloy hubs w/Bontrager Approved alloy rims And according to Bikeradar's website : Front Wheel Weight: 1370g Rear Wheel Weight: 1970g I fear that you won't be able to replace the wheel with exactly the same thing since they seem to be generic wheels built for this bike. You can try the dealer you bought ...


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Exact same problem here. Same bike. I got it off finally by just turning really really hard using a non-torque wrench. Make sure it's rotated so that the two dots are UP (12 o'clock). If installed correctly the lock should be at 12 o'clock when wheels are on the ground. So if you installed it in the wrong orientation (i.e. lock at 2 o'clock or 9 o'clock ...


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This probably sounds completely non-helpful, but you'll know you don't need the training wheels when you're no longer using the training wheels. I'm sure you're probably tired of the non-helpful "don't use training wheels" as well... here's the problem with training wheels. Any two wheel, in-line vehicle (i.e., bicycle, motorcycle) is balanced and steered ...


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Please do not write in and tell me not to install the wheels - I agonized over this so long, and am only doing it as a last resort. I know you don’t want to hear this, but at least for children there has been a trend in recent years to skip training wheels completly. It just leads to children trusting in them and never learning to balance. Where did you ...


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Freewheel bodies (the part that cassette is installed on) are generally non-interchangeable. It is not possible to take a freewheel body from an old 7-speed freehub and install it on a modern hub, especially one from a brand that has never made 7-speed hubs. The exception to the rule are hubs/wheels that are made with both Shimano and Campagnolo compatible ...


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Am assuming you have the Bontrager AT-650? That is the current wheel set from what I can see. You should theoretically be able to go down all the way to 23mm on those, as from what I've been able to see the rim width should be ~19mm. If you would want to is a different matter. Super skinny tires on a hybrid/mountain bike just seems off to me. When I ...


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I kind of doubt it. The hub will still be 10-speed and I'm pretty sure that a 10-speed cassette is wider than a 7, so you won't get back all of the width (in fact I'm not sure you'll get any of it back). Even if you got some back, putting it into a 126 mm frame likely means that the wheel would be "over dished" (there would be a poor bracing angle on the ...


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Getting the spoke tensions high & even is on of the most important things – balanced tension makes the wheel stable, high tension keeps the loads on the wheel structure fairly constant as it rolls which helps to prevent spoke breakage. You can get reasonably close by pitch and ear (pluck the spokes and listen to the pitch). If you have a ear that doesn't ...


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Tsunoda are/were a mass manufacturer in Japan somewhat similar to Schwinn in the USA. Most of the bikes they produced were low end though they did make some mid-to-upper end models (I once had a Tsunoda made Lotus branded frame from the early 80s). I believe the brand is still around in the Japanese market but now mostly making folding bikes. Your bike ...


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100% Clincher. Nobody makes a production bike with tubulars - way too much of a liability issue. An improperly glued tire is extremely dangerous. Also gluing tubulars on is a very time consuming process which isn't possible in a mass manufacturing environment.


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The Alex CXD6 wheelset that is standard on that bike includes clincher rims, and are they are also tubeless ready.



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