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Old 06-30-07, 04:29 PM   #1
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mysterious wheel size ? ? ? ?

hi, someone gave me this wheel and i really want to use it on a project bike i have, but I cannot find a tire that will fit it. i have tried both an 18 inch tire and a 20 inch tire. the 18 is definately too small and the 20 is definately too big. i searched for a 19 inch tire but they dont seem to exist. no writing on the rim and the person who gave it to me had the same problem. any help please!!!
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Old 06-30-07, 05:30 PM   #2
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What kind of bike was it off? That might help. Get more pictures too.
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Old 06-30-07, 06:44 PM   #3
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It looks like the writing on the hub says "Quando Monty". Now I know Monty is known for making trials bikes, so there may be some relation there. Also the rim looks pretty wide, like you'd see on a trials bike. So maybe ask someone knowledgeable about trials? Maybe in the MTB section.
That's about as much help as I can offer.
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It looks like a rear rim off one of those chopper bikes.
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Old 06-30-07, 10:41 PM   #5
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It looks like a rear rim off one of those chopper bikes.
yeah like this

http://img.alibaba.com/photo/5131587...cle__2005_.jpg
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Old 06-30-07, 10:51 PM   #6
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yea it does now that you mentioned that
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hey hey hey, this aint no OC cheeseball chopper wheel were talkin here, this thing is prime material! least i hope it is. i asked the guy i got it from and he said its from an old trials bike. as someone pointed out, the hub is a quando monty flip/flop with a fixed gear cog on one side. but all this doesn't get me any closer to the rim size. i'm at the point of pulling the hub and lacing it to another rim, but i like this rim cuz its beefy as f-all and the sides are filed for great stopping potential.

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Ok, with one google search for "trials bike" I went to the first site listed, a site for ECHO Trils bikes. On that companies site, under "wheel" they offer rims. One was: "ECHO REAR RIM in 19 " (fit 20"*X2.5" tire) trials specific design."
So I'm guessing you have something like that. Again I'd suggest looking for more info from people who ride trials. Or ask the guy you got it from where to get a tire for it. Looks like you'll need a trails-specific tire.
That's as much help as I can offer. We're all BMXers here and by and large don't know a lot about trials.
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i dont know anything about trials either, i'm putting it on an elf and last i checked that was a bmx bike and its looks like a bmx wheel so i asked you guys
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its a 19"
you can get tires from maxxis
http://www.maxxis.com/products/bicyc...ail.asp?id=303

Webcyclery
http://webcyclery.com/home.php?cat=410

Midwestbiketrials
http://www.midwestbiketrials.com/sto...dex&cPath=2_18

im sure other places as well, but that is for sure a 19" wheel.
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and elf bike i remeber those form a long time ago
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"i'm putting it on an elf and last i checked that was a bmx bike and its looks like a bmx wheel so i asked you guys"
That doesn't make it a BMX wheel.
Regardless, issues you may have - brake clearance. How old is the Elf frame? I can't remember if they offered a frame w/ canti/v-brake mounts, so you may run into problems finding a brake for a wider rim.
Also trials tires tend to be softer & run a far lower pressure than BMX tires. Depending on what you want to use this bike for, this may create problems as well.
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And most bmx's won't fit tires over 2.25" on the rear
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Old 07-01-07, 02:54 PM   #14
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thanks for the info. there is enough clearance and i have some breaks that will work nicely. everything is ready to go except the tire, so thanks again!
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