Last edited by Nsentra; 06-24-06 at 08:39 PM.
you're going to want to measure the space between the rear dropouts in order to figure out your options for a wheel buildup. est to take it to a reputable shop and have them measure.
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Check that spacing, it may not be ultra... I would guess that you have a 126mm spacing as I do on my Suntour equipped 27" wheeled Cannondale. If so, almost any 6 speed rear wheel from the time period will work. The most affordable option might be to buy a 27" 12 speed at a thrift store or garage sale for the rear wheel...
Also, if you want the experience, and the hub you have is in good shape, get a rim and the right spokes and rebuild. Not cost effective, and a lot of work, but it can be rewarding.
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Most likely it's 126mm betwwen the dropouts and was equipted with 27" rims. You can get get rear hubs on ebay for 126mm (also called 6 speed or 7 speed) spacing as well as freehubs. A 7 speed freewheel will fit in the same space if you want to upgrade the current hub. Check the front tire for listed size and match rim size. 27" rims are still available as well as tires, but you 'll have to hunt and the selection is increasingly limited.