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    Spoke count on a cruiser: Hub from 24" wheel into 26" rim

    I have a Komet Super coaster brake hub that I want to use with a Schwinn cruiser with 26" wheels (I assume.)

    I have an alloy mountain bike wheel that I want to put the Komet hub on.

    * I assume that using alloy MTB wheels on a Schwinn cruiser is ok. *

    This morning, I realized that the Komet Super hub was attached to a 24" steel wheel with 28 spokes.


    So....




    I have a "Komet Super 28 - 28" that I want to build on a 26" wheel that will go on an old Schwinn cruiser frame.


    Can I swap the coaster brake hub onto an alloy 26" MTB wheel for an old Schwinn cruiser?
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    Harder to find a 28 spoke rim in 26, than it is to just buy a complete 36 spoke wheel built, with a coaster brake in 26",
    New.. and cost is probably 'a wash'.

    my 16" wheel Folding bike has 28 spoke wheels , theyre strong, but low spoke count wheels in big rims are much less strong as space between spokes at the rim is further

    thats why Usual is 36 , or 32.

    a cheap whole wheel or a more costly Rim + 28 bucks for spokes .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huge Zits View Post
    I have a "Komet Super 28 - 28" that I want to build on a 26" wheel that will go on an old Schwinn cruiser frame.
    Can I swap the coaster brake hub onto an alloy 26" MTB wheel for an old Schwinn cruiser?
    depending on your weight and riding style 28 spokes can be more or less suitable, but it's unlikely to be a showstopper in any case. I've got a 28 spoke front on my commuter, and it's holding up fine.

    Alloy is not an issue. Size - I don't know. 26" is one of the most confusing wheel sizes around. You might want to check clearances (and possibly brake reach)

    28H MTB rims aren't the most common, but still readily available.

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    As a general rule, the hubs aren't rim size specific to one size or another. Just get the right number of spokes the right length to match the rim. I have a fleet of 2800 bicycles, all but the 16" wheels have the same hubs.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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