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Old 05-31-10, 02:42 PM   #1
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In a bind for 24" wheelset for Airnimal

Okay, the bind I'm in runs as follows:

I have an Airnimal Chameleon that I'm about to bring to Europe with me. The doofus I bought it from alleges the 24" wheelset was sent just after the frame (which HAS arrived) but that was 3 weeks ago.

So I'm without a wheelset. Assuming it doesn't arrive on time, I have several options, including buying a new 24" wheelset. (Wife understandably vetoed that, as I've got far too many bikes and bike projects.)

I can also pillage a kid's Norco bike to get the 24" wheelset.

But will it fit? (I can't measure it myself; it's in another city.)

The Airnimal has a rear dropout of 130mm, with a front fork dropout of 100mm. Norco "24 wheelsets are mountain wheelset, I think.

What are mountain wheelsets? 135mm in the back and ??!?!? in the front?

Anyone able to pitch in with an opinion?
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Old 05-31-10, 03:36 PM   #2
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Would this work? http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rc...762413385.html

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pm...756885654.html

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...747968387.html
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Old 05-31-10, 03:47 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks for writing.

I won't spring for the $340 Dahon bike, as for that money or thereabouts I could have a road wheelset (24") made for me locally.

The others are interesting... I'll email the person with the wheelset now. Cheers.

Another problem: most kids bikes are 6 or 7 (or perhaps 8) speed, meaning I'd had to get a new freehub mounted.

BUT... will all 24" rear hubs accept a 10 speed freehub? This is complicated, no?
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The Airnimal has a rear dropout of 130mm, with a front fork dropout of 100mm. Norco "24 wheelsets are mountain wheelset, I think.

What are mountain wheelsets? 135mm in the back and ??!?!? in the front?

Anyone able to pitch in with an opinion?
Mountain = 135mm rear - 100mm front.

I've got a set of Airnimal 32h 520mm wheels that came off of my Titanium Chameleon pictured.. I can also supply a new set of Velocity Uriels as pictured... If you are still trying to go light, the Uriels are a nice choice.

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Mountain = 135mm rear - 100mm front.

I've got a set of Airnimal 32h 520mm wheels that came off of my Titanium Chameleon pictured.. I can also supply a new set of Velocity Uriels as pictured... If you are still trying to go light, the Uriels are a nice choice.

I am interested, depending on what you are asking for them...

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