Hi, I've been lurking here for a while and now I need help!
My trusty Zaskar which I've owned from new has finally eaten through it's rear rim so I need to change/repair the wheel. The bike is in semi retirement and used when I need a bike that I can put on my shoulder for coastal path steps and other obstructions or when my 29er is broken, which is too often (like now), so I was contemplating maybe a second hand replacement wheel,(or two, the front's on it's last legs) But.... I don't really know what to look for new or S/H to get one that would fit. The cassette and freewheel are pretty worn, as are the chainset sprockets so Guess I need a wheel, cassette, freewheel and chainset that match, trouble is I don't know the parameters to consider in order to get it all to line up and work using the original Alivio 7 speed derailleur.
Some further considerations: I do like the frame and I may persuade myself that it would be worthwhile to go the whole hog and use what works as the basis for a light, extreme cyclo-cross bike, chuck the Judy's and replace with plain disc fork, disc wheel on the back (the frame lugs seem to be there and discs because it seems easier to get disc compatible components)
Or It may be just not worthwhile and I ought to get rid.
I'd be grateful for any insights.
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