Bicycle Mechanics - Replacement Wheel Recommendations
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I would like some thoughts and recommendations and sources for a set of replacement wheels for an old Schwinn Traveler. From reading several posts, it appears that replacing the wheels will greatly improve the ride of this bike and help keep it viable. The current wheels are steel (i.e., a magnet sticks to them) and have been trued as best as I can manage it. What else do I need to think about and consider, especially as I have never replaced wheels. Thanks.
09-11-05, 09:14 AM
27" alloy wheels will be cheap, make your brakes work better, and lighten the load. I just bought some off of ebay for about 40 bucks with shipping. If you want to upgrade, you could go get some fancy 700c wheels, but that will cost a lot more and you'll have to worry about brake reach (700c wheels require 4mm more brake reach--will your pads be able to go that far?)
I think the pads will reach that far, but we're still talking a 31 year old bike; so even at 40 for the set, I think they will be worth more than the rest of the bike :)
Were did you find the set for $40.00? I'll do a search for 27" alloy wheels when I finish this post.
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