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Old 04-21-08, 12:32 AM   #1
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Old 04-21-08, 12:35 AM   #2
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Old 04-21-08, 07:44 AM   #3
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What size rims are on the trike, Blake?

Is that how you got it, or have you cleaned it up/added components?

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Old 04-21-08, 09:05 AM   #4
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They are 26" rims, but for some reason 26" tires dont fit the old bikes. They are more like 27". I had the same problem with the other bike i posted. This pic is after i took the seat and bars off, and stripped the paint, getting ready for primer. Still gotta do some sanding. Not really sure how this one is gonna turn out, maybe i will give it a banana seat and some ape hangers, and build a nice custom box for the back. Still getting ideas, thanks for your interest.
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Old 04-21-08, 10:49 AM   #5
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They're Schwinn S6 or S7 rims labeled as 26x1 3/8 or 1 3/4 respectively, but not interchangeable.
See http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html for all the confusion.
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Old 04-21-08, 12:06 PM   #6
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More good info on wheel sizes:

http://www.bikecult.com/works/wheelsizes.html
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Man i dont understand this wheel stuff at all! I read it and i still dont know what is what.
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Old 04-21-08, 05:12 PM   #8
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I noticed a couple of heavy-duty Schwinn rims on Ebay when I was perusing last night- not sure if they're the normal size or the Schwinn-oddball size, tho.
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Old 04-21-08, 09:05 PM   #9
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probably gonna have to leave the hubs right on and just lace up new wheels right on the bike. I cant get them wheels off. They are only 2 little studs holding each wheel on and they are allen bolts and of course they are stripped.
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Old 04-23-08, 09:23 AM   #10
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I dont like skinny tires. So what would be the size for these rims? i want to put on the widest tires possible. thanks
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