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Old 03-12-11, 01:58 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-12-11, 02:50 PM   #2
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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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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.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...Freewheel.aspx
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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.

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