Mountain Biking - quick wheel question
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02-21-06, 08:55 PM
i have a mountain bike with 26inch wheels. The rear wheel is bent, im going to replace it but i cant afford it at this moment. I have a wheel that is a bit smaller, if i put that wheel on, what will be the pro's and con's, and will this hurt anything?
PS. this is only temporary(like a week or 2)
02-21-06, 08:57 PM
brakes won't line up with the rim
02-21-06, 08:59 PM
brakes won't line up with the rimbut will it work temporarly? i have front brakes to use,lol
02-21-06, 09:01 PM
but will it work temporarly? i have front brakes to use,lol
um it'll work, depending on what you consider "working". Also you gotta worry about a difference in the number of gears in the rear.
02-21-06, 09:03 PM
um it'll work, depending on what you consider "working". Also you gotta worry about a difference in the number of gears in the rear.yea i thought about that, but thanks for the help, im going to try it out tomorrow.
The rear hub spacing may not be the same, the other wheel may damage your frame.
The rear of the bike will be lower, making the head/seat angle slacker and the BB lower, which will make striking a pedal on the ground more likely in a turn.
As said, no rear brakes..... the whole idea sounds mighty risky, maybe a good crash will knock some common sense into you. ;)
only one way to find out!
02-21-06, 10:13 PM
"what will be the pro's and con's"
then you'll have a real ghetto cruiser
it goes either way
02-22-06, 08:24 PM
im suprised no ones asked, but how bent is it, you would be suprised what can be salvaged. Do you have any pictures?
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