Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - 650 Frame - suggestions?
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05-04-09, 08:22 PM
Since I'm out of school, I decided to fool around with a really old 1965 sears-branded puch frame that's been in my basement forever. After trying to jam every spare wheel I have onto it, I went to find the rusty old turds that came on it originally, and discovered that they're 650's. I don't mind this because I'm a small guy (5'5"), but I originally wanted to do something goofy with this frame for fun, like build it up with some fat slicks and a coaster brake, but the spacing on the dropouts really limits my options.
So, does anyone have any suggestions as to different ways I could build up this frame?
(without spending a buttload)
sell it, buy a new one.
someone will buy it.
650 tires are hard to find when you really need one,
back when i owned a bike on 650c's
I bought them two and three at a time just so I know I had one with out having to order them or find them.
05-05-09, 06:59 PM
You can still get 650c wheels. Or 650b wheels. Or go a bit smaller with 26" wheels. Just how much clearance for fat tires do you have?
Lurk on eBay for used wheelsets. You might bid on THESE (http://cgi.ebay.com/Ultegra-Mavic-Open4CD-650c-26-wheelset-MINT-NR_W0QQitemZ260403230624QQihZ016QQcategoryZ58099QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Another set (http://cgi.ebay.com/26-in-Velocity-Wheelset-DuraAce-Ritchy-Triathalon-Rd_W0QQitemZ250415841826QQihZ015QQcategoryZ58099QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
Velocity makes 650c in their Aerohead, Fusion or Deep V rims. Any wheel maker can lace them up to some Formula hubs and off you go.
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