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    A request!

    Hey guys, long time I know, but I was forced out of hibernation due to an odd dilemma.

    There's a rear wheel that I would like to get, but they don't ship to Canada. I was wondering if someone here could have it shipped to them, and then they ship it to me?

    Here's the item.

    I'm pretty sure this will work on my bike (same rear axle size?) but if not, please tell me.

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    Edited by - trefmawr on Mar 01 2007 8:19:11 PM

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    I am pretty sure I have one of those in the attic. If you want it you can have it for the price of the auction plus shipping. I've never shipped to canada but I am not against it.

    However - why do you want a 16" wheel? The customs use a 16" comstar vs the larger 18" some of the K bikes used. It used to be an old trick to get that big fat gumball rear tire look, but it doesn't improve the handeling unless you swap the front to a 16" as well (good luck finding one).

    I'm 99% sure that will fit your bike.


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    The reason why I wanna swap it is because mine is a 17 right now, and tires for that rim are limited to 1 or 2. With the 16, or an 18 if I could find one, there are like 10 tires I can choose from.

    If you have one, comstar of course, I'd be happy to buy it.

    PS - Is it just the rim? The one on ebay has a usable tire as well, but just wondering.

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    Edited by - trefmawr on Mar 01 2007 9:03:30 PM

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    quote:
    The reason why I wanna swap it is because mine is a 17 right now, and tires for that rim are limited to 1 or 2. With the 16, or an 18 if I could find one, there are like 10 tires I can choose from.

    If you have one, comstar of course, I'd be happy to buy it.

    PS - Is it just the rim? The one on ebay has a usable tire as well, but just wondering.

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    Edited by - trefmawr on Mar 01 2007 9:03:30 PM
    I believe mine is just the rim, axle and brake. Mine is off an 80 or 81 custom and looks identical. I'll pull it out, take a picture, and you can make me an offer then. I usually assume that tires on rims sold on ebay are junk so I didn't pay attenton that it had a good conti. On the bright side it is easier to ship.


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    tref,

    i'm your boy if you want something shipped (i do own a trucking company). however, i'll probably sub this one out to u.s.p.s.

    egay says it would be $22 bucks to ship it to me (in philly) than whatever it is to ship to you.

    let me know what you want to do.

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    Hmm that poses a tough decision. The one from Geeto would be cheaper all around, as it would be one shipping cost, where as the ebay one would be more expensive with two shipping charges, but I'd have a usable rear spare.

    I'll wait till Geeto posts that pic and then decide.

    But thanks Tex, for that awesome info! There's been a few little things I've been wanting to get off ebay only to see they "Absolutely don't ship to Canada" for some reason.

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    Tref,

    Keep in mind even with a "freight forwarder" you may still need to email the seller and explain you have a US address to ship to. I forward stuff for some of the VRRA guys and I've heard them bitch (rightfully so) about winning an item only to have the seller refuse to ship or delete their bid because they are not in the US.

    Personally, I think it's a dumb practice but I guess some people are too dumb or lazy to fill out a customs form.

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    That's true. I have another question though. The sprocket setup for my bike is 15 front and 38 rear. On the Custom it's an 18 front, 43 rear. At least that's what PartsCanada says. It also says I have an 18" rear wheel.

    Anywho, would this be better with the 530-106 chain, as opposed to the 630-90? And what differences in drive (if any) would I see? Is it easier to put in or take out links on a chain?

    The L sprocket should bolt right onto the 16" Custom rim, right?

    Thanks guys.

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    Edited by - trefmawr on Mar 02 2007 8:45:35 PM

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