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    quick wheel question

    i have a mountain bike with 26inch wheels. The rear wheel is bent, im going to replace it but i cant afford it at this moment. I have a wheel that is a bit smaller, if i put that wheel on, what will be the pro's and con's, and will this hurt anything?



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    PS. this is only temporary(like a week or 2)

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    brakes won't line up with the rim

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    brakes won't line up with the rim
    but will it work temporarly? i have front brakes to use,lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi
    but will it work temporarly? i have front brakes to use,lol
    um it'll work, depending on what you consider "working". Also you gotta worry about a difference in the number of gears in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw addict
    um it'll work, depending on what you consider "working". Also you gotta worry about a difference in the number of gears in the rear.
    yea i thought about that, but thanks for the help, im going to try it out tomorrow.

    thanks again

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    The rear hub spacing may not be the same, the other wheel may damage your frame.

    The rear of the bike will be lower, making the head/seat angle slacker and the BB lower, which will make striking a pedal on the ground more likely in a turn.

    As said, no rear brakes..... the whole idea sounds mighty risky, maybe a good crash will knock some common sense into you.

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    only one way to find out!

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    "what will be the pro's and con's"

    then you'll have a real ghetto cruiser

    it goes either way

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    im suprised no ones asked, but how bent is it, you would be suprised what can be salvaged. Do you have any pictures?
    2005 norco aline

    trees: natures brakes(they work really well. although they kinda hurt)

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