I do a lot of my own bike maintenance, but this is my first restoration project, I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!
I've got a non-folding 1977 Raleigh 20 which I aim to restore to a rideable condition.
The wheels shown are 451 size and will have to be junked due to a mix of corrosion and horrible rim damage. What I think I want to do is purchase some replacement rims and spokes and lace these to the perfectly serviceable hubs, however I am confused about the different 20" sizes - 451 and 406.
If I replace the wheels with 406s will the original brake calipers on the bike reach the rims? What size spokes would I use to lace these to the existing hubs. Am I going about this the right way?