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    Inexpensive 650b wheelset or rims

    I have an older (early 90's I think) Nishiki Modulus Road bike that I am considering converting to 650b for commuting purposes. I realize that it may be cheaper to just buy a different bike with better clearance, but would still like to price out the cost of converting this one.

    I would like to keep the cost as low as possible, but am finding it very hard to find any 650b wheelsets for under $200. Does anyone have any recommendations? I am considering getting my local bike shop to build up the wheels on the existing rims, would this likely be a cheaper option (they charge roughly $40 per wheel).

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    Have a look at this thread from earlier today:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...bike-situation

    Neal

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    Ah, just saw that thanks!

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    Consider the 650A, 26 x 1-3/8". There are some choices, AE Bike has the Sun CR-18's and I think the prices are better for tires too.
    http://davidnewtonguitars.squarespace.com/

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    650a, didn't think of that! I also see that you can get those nice Panaracer Col de la Vie's in 26 x 1-3/8" in that size.

    When I look at aebike I see them listed as 26", I take it they mean 26 x 1 -3/8"?

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