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[–] WindUpBunny 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Thank St. Sheldon they don't!

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[–] damnbiker [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Upvoted for the St. Sheldon bit. I still use that site all the time!

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[–] WindUpBunny 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's still the best! Even better since the stewards of the site updated the 90's Wordpress format.

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[–] wild-tangent 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Raleigh's rims on their 3-speeds are just the fucking worst. I have no idea why they never, ever upgraded, considering their raleighs were marketed as "all-weather" and super-dependable, I just don't get why that was never a consideration, ever. (Or why they stuck with cottered cranks). Ditching either shaves like, 3 lbs. off the bike. Not that I'm a weight weenie, it's just that it also does better at stopping power and smoothness of stopping, reliability, etc., stuff you'd think Raleigh would give a shit about. As is, I can only buy single-wall replacement alloy rims.

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[–] damnbiker [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I replaced it with a Sun-Ringle CR 18. They make them in the 26 x 1 3/8" size. It's solid and light and only cost $35CDN

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[–] wild-tangent 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yep, that's what I'm rocking on mine, too. They're durable alright, but still I do wish they'd offer a double wall.

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[–] damnbiker [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you look closely you can see daylight through it. This is off my Raleigh 3 speed beater, and I'm not a small guy, I'm 6' 3" and over 200 lbs. The rim has been like that since I bought it, over a year ago; and I ride it often. The rear inner tube and (original) tire are now shot, so I figured I'd give the old girl a new rim while I was at it.

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[–] Die_monster_die 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Jesus, that looks so sketchy.

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[–] damnbiker [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It was! I was always concerned that it was one bump away from becoming a taco.