How do I build a rear bicycle wheel for use on the indoor trainer?
August 19, 2012 2:51 PM Subscribe
I want to get a new rear wheel for my bike so I can swap it out when I put it on the indoor trainer and not wear out my current tires. How do I do this? Do I just need another wheel, another hub and another cassette?
posted by Borborygmus to sports, hobbies, & recreation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been riding through the winter without changing my tires. The summer's ending, and one of my tires is starting to wear through, with the sidewall material appearing in the treads. It's still a good tire though.
I thought what I might do is use this tire when I'm on the trainer. I thought it would be easiest to buy a new rear wheel to put the old tire on. Is this very difficult or expensive? I see rims going for $30, and a 9-speed cassette going for $10. Would I need a hub too? Or would it be better to just change my tire? I hate changing tires. Thanks!