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Old 04-12-10, 08:56 AM   #1
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Source for 26" Single Speed Wheel?

I recently picked up a early 90's Bianchi Mountain bike that I'm hoping to turn into a winter commuter bike. It has horizontal drop outs, needs a crankset, and rear wheel... so I came to the logical conclusion that it should be converted to a single speed. The problem I've had so far is I can't find a pre-built 26" wheel w/ a single speed hub under $200. Now, this is supposed to be a winter beater bike so I'm trying to avoid throwing a ton of money at it. I know my other options, conversion kit, custom build, and I've also been contemplating coaster brake, but before I go any of those routes does anyone know of a website that sells 26" wheels w/single speed hubs for around $100 or less?

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Old 04-12-10, 09:23 AM   #2
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The shop where I work has a few brand new ones hanging in our basement. Let me see what I can sell them for and I'll get back at you later today.
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Apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I was mistaken. The wheels I have are 24", take from SE 24" BMX bikes. Sorry!
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Just use a regular wheel with spacers. Spacer kits are cheap, and you can use any wheel.
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Apologies for not getting back to you sooner. I was mistaken. The wheels I have are 24", take from SE 24" BMX bikes. Sorry!
I'll take them.
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Just use a regular wheel with spacers. Spacer kits are cheap, and you can use any wheel.
+1

Plus, cassette freewheels are better quality than most all freewheels, and when the cogs are worn, or you need a smaler or larger cog, you only need to replace the cog and not the whole freewheel.
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local to me, but not mine.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/1696270215.html

nice hoops. i'd but 'em if i had a use.
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