I'm thinking about upgrading the chromed steel wheels on an old (1977) Fuji Junior and have a couple of questions.
1. There's some confusion in the area of 24" wheels as to whether they're 507, 520, or 540 mm. From poring over Sheldon's pages, it seems that 520 is most likely what's currently on there. But if I'm able to get replacement wheels, would it matter? Or is it just a matter of matching wheels to tires?
2. Where to find a replacement wheelset? There ought to be (IMO) a reasonably priced set of aluminum wheels that would fit. Just want a step up from what's there, not an expensive set of hand built wheels or racing wheels, etc.
3. The spacing on the rear dropouts is 125mm. I assume this fits hubs that are nominally 126mm O.L.D. If I choose to build wheels myself, where can I get reasonably priced rims/spokes/hubs?
4. The front fork ends have "insets" for washers/nuts presumably to help retain the wheel. Will replacement hub/axle/QR fit these?
Thanks for any help and advice!