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    Question Alternative Wheels

    Dear Collective,

    I'm looking for a bit of wisdom regarding wheels.

    I have my lovely Beta Alp 4.0 which has two wheels. Currently I have MT43 trials tyres on it because I attend (sometimes) long distance trials which dictate that I need trials tyres.

    It came with MT21 tyres which I still have unused (and haven't managed to sell) which got me thinking. If I want to go bimbling around some lanes, I'd rather have the MT21s on the bike and save the trials tyres for the trials, as they wear out a bit quick for general use. I did the 1st rear in about 1000 miles.

    Now, I have the hands of a work shy office worker so I'm not going to be regularly changing tyres manually. Nor am I going to try Mikeyboy's patience by popping over to his workshop every time I want my tyres changing.

    I thought, how about a spare set of wheels. Even with a few months training, I should be able to learn how to change the wheels.

    The question for the collective wisdom is, what wheels, where from, how much, I really don't need them to be competition spec, but some nice wheels that I can justify the cost of.

    I appreciate I'll need disks, rim locks and a sprocket as well.

    Discuss.

    Thanks in advance.

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    ....ok let's apply so logic to this

    You do what 3 LDT a year
    You'll know about these in advance
    Get the MT 21's re fitted and between now and the next LDT buy some decent levers and a bead buddy
    Sell my bike?
    I would rather stick wasps up my arse !

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    You make it sound so simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuftywhite View Post
    You make it sound so simple.
    If only it was, my last tyre change few weeks ago had my wife saying what have you done to your hands! - it s a technique I'm yet to master but you've got to keep trying
    Sell my bike?
    I would rather stick wasps up my arse !

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    Just pop over
    I can give you some tuition
    By the time we've had a brew and munched some hobnobs job will be done
    overland and classic

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    Chances are that Beta will use aftermarket hubs with Morad rims (probably AJP hubs) , same as Gas Gas ,CCM, some Husky's etc etc do some digging online and pick up a cheap set of used wheels to fit the offroad tyres (then no worry about scratching the rims) , keep the originals for everyday use

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    You can count me in on this of that's okay please? I'm happy to practice on Tufty's wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyboy View Post
    Just pop over
    I can give you some tuition
    By the time we've had a brew and munched some hobnobs job will be done
    Thanks Mike. I'll bring the hobnobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaloy View Post
    You can count me in on this of that's okay please? I'm happy to practice on Tufty's wheels.

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