The bullet has been bitten. Today ordered a new Crystalyte HS3540, laced to a 26" rim, for bolting into a new Xtracycle. I think it will do fine as long as it doesn't sound too tinny under the bags. Better sealing, lighter weight and closer compliance with standards are what I'm seeking. If it doesn't work out the X5 gets rebuilt and I end up with a spare motor. Oh dear.beast775 wrote:Bummer zoot katz.... new bearings,welded dropouts,better spoke config etc sounds like a good plan,cheapest also.was a great welding shop on the 3500 block of mcdonald but that was in 92?mark.
What gets me is that everything is still working and would probably kept rolling until the rim blows up.
Damn Schrader valves.
This decision has scratched my itch for a "new" bike. The local sweeties asking where's my pretty bike convinced me I don't need a new one. Nobody scraps a babe magnet like le Béte!
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