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Trep1980

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Location: West Newton, PA USA

4/16/2011 6:27 AM

To anyone who can help......

I have not rode in many years, but have finally broke down and started putting my bike back together.

Everything will be changed, other than the frame and forks.

I have a 1999 Standard Lengthy - which is a obviously heavier than the bikes made today and has an American BB. However, the frame is in excellent condition and I do not want to part with it at this time. Technically it is a freestyle frame, but I am going to use it for dirt and parks. I talked with Jess at Standard and he said it is a good all around frame.

My question is - What complete front wheel and complete rear cassette wheel would you guys recommend? I do not want to break the bank, but I do not want to purchase wheels that can't withstand consistent dirt and park riding. From what I understand, I should run a 9T driver and a 25T sprocket. Also, what tires (and what sizes) would be recommended for the front and back?

Thanks in advance.

B.M.X

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4/16/2011 8:22 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2011 8:25 AM

personally I don't run them, but from what I hear these wheels are great for the money

http://www.danscomp.com/401142.php

http://www.danscomp.com/401141.php

The Odyssey Aitken Tires are good for anything, i used to run one in the front

http://www.danscomp.com/442092.php

personally, i run 2.10' in the back and 2.25' in the front, but it is all about personal preference

the gear ratio is also all about personal preference, 25 - 9 is the standard, but it's not uncommon for people to ride 28 - 10, 28 - 9, etc

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4/16/2011 8:34 AM

Two Wheel sets, I would just get Primp hubs laced to orbits or sun big ballers on albes, comes out around $250 plus they build the wheels.

Tires get Two tires a smaller one in the back, and a bigger in the front. Example 1.95 rear, 2.25 front.

And ratio, I run a 32/9 and it feels great

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Trep1980

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4/16/2011 2:00 PM

Thanks guys. I am looking online right now for parts.

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4/16/2011 2:15 PM

Trep1980 wrote:

Thanks guys. I am looking online right now for parts.

You wana get good wheels ones that will last, a strong rear, front doesnt need to be as strong because it doesn't take the abuse the rear does.

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4/16/2011 2:17 PM

B.M.X wrote:

personally I don't run them, but from what I hear these wheels are great for the money

http://www.danscomp.com/401142.php

http://www.danscomp.com/401141.php

The Odyssey Aitken Tires are good for anything, i used to run one in the front

http://www.danscomp.com/442092.php

personally, i run 2.10' in the back and 2.25' in the front, but it is all about personal preference

the gear ratio is also all about personal preference, 25 - 9 is the standard, but it's not uncommon for people to ride 28 - 10, 28 - 9, etc

Those wheels aren't just great for the money, they are some of the best wheels you can get!

CRACKERBIKES

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Location: Batavia, OH USA

4/16/2011 2:25 PM

you might not be able to run 25-9 with that frame it was made for 44-16 you might be able to go 30-11

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4/16/2011 2:28 PM

im pretty sure almost any frame will run 25/9... my 1998 redline let me have 25/9.

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4/16/2011 2:57 PM

I have a pair of primo balance 7k rims in black I can cut you a deal on...excellent shape. One is only a week old

Contests one the lengthy I had the same frame years ago.

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