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    Wheel switch question

    I crashed my Pista yesterday, and broke my stock front wheel. I want to ride tonite, so can I pull the front wheel off of my sister's Bianchi Veloce and ride with it even though it is a quick release? The wheel is a Campy Scirocco, btw.

    QUick responses are appreciated as I want to ride in the next 30 minutes. Thanx.
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    As long as it isn't a 27 and you run 700c or the other way around. Lining up the brake (if you have one) could prove to be troublesome.

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    If the hub spacing is the same, which it should be (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_sp-ss.html#spacing), I don't see why it would be a problem...

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    Right, unless the wheels are different sizes and you run a front brake, in which case you would have to adjust pads.

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    Should take about five minutes to get the thing running, provided it's the same wheel size. Go for it.
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    Do the new road bikes even come with 27" wheels anymore? I thought 700c was pretty much the standard.

    Sorry to get off topic, but has anyone decided to switch to 27" from 700c?

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    ^^^^Yup, totally a good choice. The tire selection is 100000x better. As well as the rim selection.
    Quote Originally Posted by elTwitcho View Post
    You stop and go in your bag about 40-50+ times per day riding across the city over an 8 hour period?

    Are you a drug dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yossarian12 View Post
    even though it is a quick release? The wheel is a Campy Scirocco, btw.

    Thanx.
    just make sure you lock it up. you dont want your sister kicking yer ass.

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