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Old 10-03-10, 06:40 PM   #1
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Replacement wheel for front wheel: UKAI 27x1 1/8 w/o LA ... can I buy a 27 1 1/4?

I can't seem to find anywhere online selling 27 x 1 1/8 wheels.
Is it alright to use 27 x 1 1/4? These seem to be much more common. I'm completely new to the whole bike mechanics things so i'm not even totally sure what all of the numbers refer to.
Any help would be appreciated Thanks!
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Old 10-03-10, 09:00 PM   #2
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yes they will work just fine and you will need to readjust the brakes accordingly.
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Old 10-04-10, 12:09 AM   #3
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You can totally still buy these wheels. Bikes shops that carry them have typically been in business for awhile. Look for an old local bike shop and you should have no problem finding them. You could also order them online for amazon or performancebike.com
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i wasn't able to find any. links to amazon ones?
thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 10-05-10, 01:46 AM   #5
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do i stick with 27 x 1 1/8 tubes if im staying with that size tire? or should the tube match the new 1 1/4 rim?
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You can buy a $20-30 thrift-store or garage-sale bike for the wheels. Tube should match the tyre-size you're using, most are labled 27x1-1/8 - 1-1/4"
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