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    Who might sell a 27" wheel w/8,9,10 freehub rather than a freewheel

    I have a Trek 510 frame, I'd like to put on 27" wheels rather than 700c's.
    I also want to use some 9-speed brifters from the stockpile.
    I'd like to use a freehub and cassette but all the 27" wheels I've seen are built with thread on freewheels.
    Anyone know where I could look for this Dino/Modern combination, or do I need to build them myself?

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    you need to build one for yourself. as far it goes for your bike the 27 might not fit. Check spacing in the frame and the reach of your brakes. ( 700 c are a little smaller than 27 " ) .
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    700c wheels are more user friendly and readily available for your build, and will give you more clearance will take big tires and fenders as well.

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    If the OP were to be very meticulous in his search efforts using Google, Yahoo or Bing...and be willing to do 4-5 pages in depth...he will find that two people do so.

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    9 speed and 27 inch tires seem a little incongruous to me. I can understand the appeal of 27 inch tires, they are cheap and available everywhere (even Walmart), but 9 speed is rare, only available through bike shops, and being phased out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    9 speed and 27 inch tires seem a little incongruous to me. I can understand the appeal of 27 inch tires, they are cheap and available everywhere (even Walmart), but 9 speed is rare, only available through bike shops, and being phased out.
    8,9,10 speed freehubs are not rare...

    Key word = freehub

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    Mrrabbit - I see you have built a few wheels! Who would you recommend as an online source of rims, spokes & hubs? Thanks.

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    Why 27"? Even Wal-Mart has 700C tires in a pinch.

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    bikeman715, the Trek 510 frame came with 27's back in '84 and you're right, they are a little bigger than the 700's, about 8mm I think. My stockpile also has a nice pair of 105 brakes I'd like to use, but the reach is too short for 700c's, so I'm looking at possibilities. Thanks

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    I agree with everyone else saying what is the purpose of using 27" wheels? only going to cause more trouble in the future. But if your set on it.

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    There are also 9-speed freewheels available.
    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=FW2131

    EDIT: Ooops, didn't realize previous post was practically identical, since I didn't click link.
    Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 03-12-11 at 05:37 PM.
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