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post #1 of 9 Old 10-20-2006, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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How much for an 18" front wheel

How much should a new 18" wheel cost me?
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$364 not including tire. It's possible to do it for less, but you have to hunt down the parts yourself, and lace the wheel yourself.

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$175 on the high end if you can do the work yourself.

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$175 on the high end if you can do the work yourself.
not including the hub, right!

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$175 on the high end if you can do the work yourself.
not including the hub, right!
my bike came with a hub.

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$175 on the high end if you can do the work yourself.
not including the hub, right!
my bike came with a hub.
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$364 not including tire. It's possible to do it for less, but you have to hunt down the parts yourself, and lace the wheel yourself.

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I wanted to keep a stock front wheel, partly because that way I could compare head-to-head. I bought a wheel from a crashed 2001 from a local guy for $55 and removed the spokes and rims.

New rims seem to run from $125 to $200. It's not clear if you can get one for the stock hub, or it has to be drilled custom. I've heard of Excel and Sun being used in 2.5" width.

Spokes range from $30 to $70, don't know what the difference is.

Places like East Coast Wheels or Woodys charge $50-70 for lacing and truing.

I found a local (MA) shop, Custom Wheels, that will order the parts and build it for me if I tell them what I want. But they specialize in custom Harley wheels so they can't advise on the choices.

Add it all up and you're looking at $300+ and the price of a new tire and tube.
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excel part # for a 2.50x17" rim is REWM41736. For a 2.50x18" the part # is REWM41836. Both are $164 thru buchananspokes.com. Either rim will have to be drilled for the correct spoke angle. I got my excel 17" rim and spokes from Jeff at procycle.us for $239 shipped to my front door. I laced and trued it myself.
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