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Old 02-21-06, 08:55 PM   #1
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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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brakes won't line up with the rim
but will it work temporarly? i have front brakes to use,lol
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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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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.

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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?
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