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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-08-08, 03:59 PM   #1
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26?

Im totally new to this, i always had a regular 10 speed with 27" wheels.

Now i found this:



Its pretty cheap, and i love the frame geometry. I like how the wheel sits so close to the frame, my question is:

Is the 26" size wheels pretty popular in fixed gear cycling? I wanna buy it but i dont want to be left with no parts of possibility to build a nice fixed gear.
Im looking for a nice get-around town daily fixxie, may be some little tricks sometimes.

Thanks alot.

ps. do alot of stunt/trick guys do their barspins on this size of wheels aswell, correct?

thanks alot
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Old 07-08-08, 04:05 PM   #2
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700c is pretty much the standard. you will pretty much be stuck with 26" as well; at least that's what it seems like from the photo.
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and some people put 650s on their front so they can barspin on a track frame to answer your question.
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Old 07-08-08, 04:18 PM   #4
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so, 650 is the 26" wheel, right?
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Old 07-08-08, 04:25 PM   #5
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There are many diameters of wheels/tires.

See here: http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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Im totally new to this, i always had a regular 10 speed with 27" wheels.

Now i found this:



Its pretty cheap, and i love the frame geometry. I like how the wheel sits so close to the frame, my question is:

Is the 26" size wheels pretty popular in fixed gear cycling? I wanna buy it but i dont want to be left with no parts of possibility to build a nice fixed gear.
Im looking for a nice get-around town daily fixxie, may be some little tricks sometimes.

Thanks alot.

ps. do alot of stunt/trick guys do their barspins on this size of wheels aswell, correct?

thanks alot
The only difference between 26 and 700c wheels is the rim and spoke length. You can use whichever hubs you want.

One caveat: brake compatibility...
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Old 07-08-08, 04:52 PM   #7
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that may be a 26" frame not 26" wheels...that headtube is huge
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Those are not 26inch wheels, they look more like 27s or maybe 700c wheels. Also, I hope you are north of 6'2", that is a very large frame.
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yep, im actually 6' 2". ill go take a look at the bike, it mgiht be worth saving. I think its a pretty cool frame with the back wheel tucked in so close.

So, i can probably get a nice set of 700 for it.
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