$20 Wheel master rims.

...ladies

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I got these rims from amazon and they are great. It was somewhere around 20 for the rear and 18 for the front.

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The spokes are 12 guage spokes. Standard spokes are .85 in. These are a thick .1 in. as you can see.

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The rims are 1.425 inches wide which is almost 50% wider than my old mountain bike rims at 1.015.
The same tires still fit though which is great. The wheels did come a little scratched but for 20 bucks i was very impressed with the quality.
 

toytime

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Looks like a good deal but I have to ask. Will your chain get by the rim oK?
I'm asking because I put on some wide knobby tires once and my chain rubbed the sidewall away in a few weeks.
 

...ladies

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The tires are now the same width as the rim. It shouldn't rub. I have always been a knobby tired kinda guy but i am going with cruisers because i heard the ride was alot smoother. I will post if i have any issues with the chain clearence.. Just eyeing it, it looks fine. The hub width is the same and the tires stick out the same amount..
 

toytime

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I agree about the knobby tires. I guess with the higher speed you can feel each knob as it hits the pavement creating a huge vibration under your bum and on the handlebars.
Smoother tires are the way to go, I think.
 

...ladies

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Ha kinda funny i went with the complete different approach and didn't even think about the tires. I got foam grips and am making some handlebars that'l help with the vibration, even some rubber pieces to use in the mount that i'm a little hesitant to use. Only thing i'm worried about with the smoother tires is slipping on the sanded roads this spring.
 

2door

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Ha kinda funny i went with the complete different approach and didn't even think about the tires. I got foam grips and am making some handlebars that'l help with the vibration, even some rubber pieces to use in the mount that i'm a little hesitant to use. Only thing i'm worried about with the smoother tires is slipping on the sanded roads this spring.
Nick,
The sand on the roads is a hazard no matter the tire tread. Try to avoid it when turning or stopping and careful using your front brakes on sandy streets. Enjoy.
Tom
 

...ladies

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I rarely use the front breaks because the clutch is in the way anyhow. I am pretty hesitant into the turns, just when a car insists that he must stay behind me and blow the horn as i'm on the sidewalk is when i get a little squirley. Thanks for clearing up that the tire tread wont effect it.
 

MB-Monkey

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consider using road tires in stead of cruiser tires which are actually meant for sand use. Loose particles in the road are a hazard for any rider including motorcycles. a wider wheel under the back even though the tire isn't any bigger it gives a bigger profile where the rubber meets the road and thats the most important thing. I have ridden road tires in the rain and they were just as good as the sand tires.