fat buddha Bike advice please

or rather Wheel and cassette

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11/10/2012 at 21:48

I think your idea of a cheap wheel and cassette idea and turbo trainer - my current bike is a 2012 Trek 2.1



What wpuld be a good combination to run?  Or would I be better upgrading my wheels for something better and use the current ones as turbo ones?


You advice is much appreciated.

11/10/2012 at 22:00

I recently bought a cheap Shimano wheelset - rear one for turbo use, and front one to replace a knackered wheel.  They were Shimano R501, cost £72 from Ribble (RRP £129). Seem fine so far.

Cassette I got was a 10 speed Tiagra, again from Ribble, for under £20.

Stuck an old worn out tyre on rather than buying a turbo tyre.

You could upgrade your wheels but it'll cost you a lot more than £92 

Now - what does fat buddha think...? 

Edited: 11/10/2012 at 22:02
11/10/2012 at 22:01
I got a cheap wheel fom decathlon stuck a cheap cassette also from decathlon and the least knackered tyre from the pile in the garage
11/10/2012 at 22:12

Ohhh got a Decathlon opening up next week near me... 


Dave - will any cassette do?  or should it match the rest of my set up?

meface    pirate
11/10/2012 at 22:20

needs to be a 10-speed to match the chain sizing and gear changers.

meface    pirate
11/10/2012 at 22:23

and the colours need to be the same

12/10/2012 at 09:36

BWT - depends on your budget really.  if you have the dosh to get a decent pair of wheels for the bike, I'd do that first - the ones on the Trek are pretty basic - and use the current ones for the turbo

otherwise, any old cheap wheel will do as long as it's sound and the hub wil take the right casette.  it's not going to take the hits that a road wheel will so it doesn't have to be a great rim.  

meface    pirate
12/10/2012 at 10:28
fat buddha wrote (see)

BWT - depends on your budget really.  

Thats just a load of rubbish - the colours have to match regardless of budget. First rule of being a proper cyclist - the kit must look good. FACT

Second rule of cycling clearly includes juicing up on a regular basis.

12/10/2012 at 10:38

"Second rule of cycling clearly includes juicing up on a regular basis."

actually the 2nd rule is "Lead by Example" which I guess amounts to the same thing....


12/10/2012 at 10:41

The rules: http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/

Edit: great minds and all that...

Edited: 12/10/2012 at 10:41
12/10/2012 at 10:42

it's about the only thing I can beat you at these days Ferret......  

12/10/2012 at 11:59

A very cool read. I'll be in the workshop, adjusting the angle of my QR's and making other rule-adhering mods .

Edited: 12/10/2012 at 12:00
meface    pirate
12/10/2012 at 13:52

very funny - yet serious.

12/10/2012 at 14:18

The only good thing in The Rules is the Greg Henderson quote:

"Training is like fighting with a gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the gorilla is tired".

The rest of it is just homoerotic nonsense

12/10/2012 at 14:39

homoerotic nonsense??  my word - there's an interesting take on just a bit of fun....

12/10/2012 at 14:43

homoerotic nonsense in the same way that sport is homoerotic nonsense, and boxing is homoerotic nonsense, and war films are homoerotic nonesense and everything that blokes like is homoerotic nonsense. Next thing you'll be saying that the beach volleyball scene in Top Gun is homoerotic nonsense, FFS .

Shut yer fat trap, you!

13/10/2012 at 00:46
Ha ha ha ha
I break dozens of these.. .

But then i am not a roadie
13/10/2012 at 14:44
Oh dear! After riding behind Coach for much of last Saturday I know he breaches #53 :-/
13/10/2012 at 14:45
fat buddha wrote (see)

homoerotic nonsense??  my word - there's an interesting take on just a bit of fun....

Oh well, my wind-up failed... 

13/10/2012 at 23:20

Arrrhhhhh   their are rules of cycling...

At least their isn't a rule - Thou shall not fall on the bike will still attached to pedals...  Or I would have broken it now 6 times!!!!


I am not sure I am any the wiser...  No idea if

Shimano 10 Spd Tiagra 4600 Cassette 12-30 - Cassette

Shimano Pr Whls R501 30mm Bladed Spoke Clinch Bk 9/10 Shim would work on my Trek...

Or am I better to spend more ???  How much more to improve the wheels I have already? - Can Improve the rear wheel on its own?  If so to what...


Or if http://www.decathlon.co.uk/rear-700-wheel-cassette-id_8005016.html would do the job - and if so what cassette would do!


This biking lark seems to technical to me!  The day I start to understand it is the day I think like more than an Oly Tri is a good idea - and then probably shoot me!


Thanks for your help so far...  And the rules worry!  But then did read in the rules - about no swimming before and running after...  So does that mean I can disregard them?

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