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Old 09-07-06, 11:37 PM   #1
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650c front wheel

i now have it, gonna take some pics, theres like 3mm clearence bet tire and down tube
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Old 09-07-06, 11:54 PM   #2
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good job!!!
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i now have it, gonna take some pics, theres like 3mm clearence bet tire and down tube
did you replace your fork?
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Old 09-08-06, 09:37 AM   #4
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mind if i jack this a little?

what is the deal with these?

why they so poular these days?

seems like at NACCC's last weekend every third fixie i saw had a little front wheel. not many racers with them but tons of spectators. lots of them were the cool carbon spoked wheels too.
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Old 09-08-06, 10:53 AM   #5
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didja peep that dude with the black LEADER frame? I think he had one of those too. it looked neat.
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Old 09-08-06, 10:55 AM   #6
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This would solve my tight clearance and toe overlap issues
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Old 09-08-06, 11:19 AM   #7
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this is confusing but, are people putting them on 700c forks or are they getting 650c forks and putting them on 700c frames.

if so, post some pics.
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700c

mmy question: what the diff between a 26 inch and 650? bigger? smaller? same?
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Old 09-08-06, 11:25 AM   #9
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the 26" is about a centimeter smaller.
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Old 09-08-06, 05:15 PM   #10
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26" mtb rims are 12mm smaller than 650c rims, but 26" is also used by tufo and others to refer to their 650c road tyres.

[and wait until you get to the joys of 700c/27"/28"/29"]

seriously. sod all of this.

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didja peep that dude with the black LEADER frame? I think he had one of those too. it looked neat.

HAHAH! that's my old bike. i just sold that to tommy a few weeks ago. i'm glad he's riding it! (yeah, it's a 650c front,)
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mind if i jack this a little?

what is the deal with these?

why they so poular these days?

seems like at NACCC's last weekend every third fixie i saw had a little front wheel. not many racers with them but tons of spectators. lots of them were the cool carbon spoked wheels too.
I'm curious too.
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Old 09-08-06, 05:30 PM   #13
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when you put a 650 front wheel on it's a pursuit bike dude. Thats like a track bike times 10.
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Old 09-08-06, 07:17 PM   #14
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when you put a 650 front wheel on it's a pursuit bike dude. Thats like a track bike times 10.
i think we are annoying dutret again

most people have them to do bar spins.. who doesnt like some bar spins
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When retaining the original 700c fork you can do bar spins as sloppy states.

Also there are a lot of older tri/aero spoke wheels out there in 650c due to their popularity among triathletes.... so that may explain why there are a lot being snapped up cheap.
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i got to take a pic. it's hawt!
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this is confusing but, are people putting them on 700c forks or are they getting 650c forks and putting them on 700c frames.

if so, post some pics.
650c wheel + 650 fork + no brakes= fun.
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I also recently switched to a 650 fork and front wheel. but it was already discussed in my aerospoke thread. With pics and all that jazz. But I did just repain my wheels and am working on repainting the frame. here is a pic of the sweet gold wheel now.


I originally wanted to make the fork/frame white. I though it would look cool with the gold wheels. But It may just look silly with my black cranks and stuff. Ill post pics when its finished.
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how do you true that wheel? that looks like a 24" er
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Its a 650c, It just doesnt have a tire on it, and it behind the wheel in the foreground. Why would I "true" it?
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joking of course
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Is there any problems running 650c wheel on a 700c fork?
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It looks wonky
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Is there any problems running 650c wheel on a 700c fork?
it immediately teleports you to SF. get some nice shoes.
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Old 09-09-06, 01:34 AM   #25
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HAHAH! that's my old bike. i just sold that to tommy a few weeks ago. i'm glad he's riding it! (yeah, it's a 650c front,)

ah! I shoulda known. pros? cons? did it give you lots of bad overlap?
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