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    24" Front Wheel?? Where Can I Find One??

    Any one know who makes 24" wheels, rims. Im guessing Im only gonna find 24" road rims, not track. I want to build up a pursuit bike. Has any one out there ever ridden a pursuit with a 24" front? What are they like?

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    impractical.

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    Araya makes them/made them....check yahoo auctions. A few super aeros show up from time to time....
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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerlewis View Post
    Araya makes them/made them....check yahoo auctions. A few super aeros show up from time to time....
    you dont have any down your end do you?

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    how does a 24" road rim for a front wheel differ from a 24" wheel for the track? lack of a scewer? i mean really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fungis View Post
    how does a 24" road rim for a front wheel differ from a 24" wheel for the track? lack of a scewer? i mean really.
    One is built for road use one isnt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokyofixedgear View Post
    One is built for road use one isnt.

    ok, so explain to me why it doesn't work. do they HAVE to be tubular to run on the track? road usually equals track. unless you've heard of the new cyclo-cross/mtb velodrome craze. holla.
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    people use/d Araya tubular 'track' rims on the road too. I am not sure about the difference, save a better braking surface. If you are dealing with 'vintage' rims, that might not even matter.

    But yeah, I don't see what would be different/bad with using a road rim. Plentiful even in 24"

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    " Plentiful even in 24" " - who is making them?

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    Velocity makes the Aerohead in 24"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungis View Post
    how does a 24" road rim for a front wheel differ from a 24" wheel for the track? lack of a scewer? i mean really.
    Yikes. . . The skewer is on the hub.

    Velocity makes a few kind, including Aeroheads
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    Quote Originally Posted by fungis View Post
    ok, so explain to me why it doesn't work. do they HAVE to be tubular to run on the track? road usually equals track. unless you've heard of the new cyclo-cross/mtb velodrome craze. holla.
    For once, we agree.
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    you should have just stopped riding so you could focus on color coordination

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    OP aren't you in Japan?
    Weren't you the one talking about going to frame builders around Tokyo and stuff?
    Just go to a shop and ask if they have anything laying around.
    Or like parkerlewis said, ヤフオク

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    They still make 24" MTB's. My buddy is riding a 24" Giant MTB. Thats contradictory.

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    ^lol
    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) you’ve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) you’re in a bike race in which case you’re not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) you’re from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when it’s pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokyofixedgear View Post
    " Plentiful even in 24" " - who is making them?
    For a nice name-brand, I'd vote Yahoo Auctions first. But, as you may know, there are lots of road "mini-velo" bikes here. And some of them use 24 inch wheels, especially in the back. I don't have more info than that, sorry. Have you asked at any shops? I'd imagine any bike shop that stocks little bikes should be able to order them, a safer bet would be one of the Y's shops. The one in Shinjuku has a pretty wide mini-velo section.

    A slim profile 24" mountain rim wouldn't be a bad option either.

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    I have a 24" sugino 75 carbon disk! nothing other than that apart from 650c stuff....

    zettai yahoo auctions. you might have to wade through a lot of **** to find them though...
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    http://list4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp...gory-leaf.html


    This is the 'other things' department of the bike wheels section of yahoo auc.
    Basically non 700/650 wheels...
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    Just FYI in case you didn't know, there are multiple 24" standards
    the one you want is the 520mm Beat seat diameter (not 507 or 540 or 547).

    and yeah, what's a "track rim"
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    I'm running a 24" front on my Bob Jackson. It's a Sun rim. You can get tires from wheelchair websites/stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bboysubhuman View Post
    I'm running a 24" front on my Bob Jackson. It's a Sun rim. You can get tires from wheelchair websites/stores.
    24" wheelchair rims/tires tend to be 540mm. Most "road" 24" rims are 520mm
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    Is 24" the new 650?
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    650 great for tricks, 24 (maybe) fun at the track only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    Beat seat
    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) you’ve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) you’re in a bike race in which case you’re not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) you’re from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when it’s pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nateintokyo View Post
    For a nice name-brand, I'd vote Yahoo Auctions first. But, as you may know, there are lots of road "mini-velo" bikes here. And some of them use 24 inch wheels, especially in the back. I don't have more info than that, sorry. Have you asked at any shops? I'd imagine any bike shop that stocks little bikes should be able to order them, a safer bet would be one of the Y's shops. The one in Shinjuku has a pretty wide mini-velo section.

    A slim profile 24" mountain rim wouldn't be a bad option either.

    quoting myself in vindication! woo!

    okay, so I was at Y's Road in Shinjuku today and they have a Giant minivelo road bike with 24" wheels. Alex rims model DA-22. They also had the rims available separately at 3,300 a piece. There were two or three in stock.

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