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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pyze-guy View Post
    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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