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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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    Senior Member tkehler's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by tkehler View Post

    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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    Senior Member tkehler's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceMetras View Post
    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...

    Cheers

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