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    single speed needs new wheels, 27 though, disc?

    So i have a Pugeot as some have seen, and it eneds new wheels. I am doing a single speed conversion on the cheap, so ive been looking at deals on velomine and bikeisland for sets around $100 to $150

    was planning on a non machined rear, and a machined front with front brake.

    then i noticed I need 27" wheels. there goes the cheap wheelsets...

    so, I am thinking of riding it fixie with a flip flop hub for a while on the 26" wheels I found, then later this summer converting the front fork to a disc fork and going that route. Not cheaper than 27" wheelsets right away, but, a solution none the less.

    thought comments opinions jokes? FYI, its a beer run bar bike, that might make it to a couple rockies games this summer.

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    You can do the 700c wheels but you may need new brake calipers with longer reach
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    theres plenty of cheap wheelsets. if you're using the vintage brakes, there's a pretty good chance that they're adjust able enough to work just fine on a 700c wheelset. no need to limit yourself to only 27" when 700c is so close. in fact, on my beater bike i have a 700c rear and a 27 inch front.

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    if you want to do it on the cheap and you would rather trade a little bit of your time instead of cash- http://www.derailerbicyclecollective.org/dbc/

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    thats cool, im handy with a wrench, what does it cost, and would it be cheaper than just ordering them?

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    to be honest, I cant find even formula hubs cheap enough along with some of the rims i posted to build a set that cheap, though, If I can, I will definitly check out that shop, never built a wheel before!

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    search ebay for "700c fixed gear" or "700c wheelset" and something should come up, you should have no trouble making your vintage brakes work fine on them
    Did you poop at that stop back there? I didn't pay $300 on brakes that save 150g to have you carrying around 600g of breakfast all day
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    Disc bracks on Peugeot? Well I never. That'd take away the feeling of riding a french bike.

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    what brakes that might actually work you mean rusty?
    Did you poop at that stop back there? I didn't pay $300 on brakes that save 150g to have you carrying around 600g of breakfast all day
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    Get a brake, hipster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    Disc bracks on Peugeot? Well I never. That'd take away the feeling of riding a french bike.
    ha ha ha, yeah yeah! I just need to get this puppy riding. Now that I know my brakes should be fine, i wont go the disc route.

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    Too bad you don't live near me. I'm selling a 27" rear wheel with a flip flop hub, 16t cog, lockring, and Weinmann rim with braking surface for $50.00

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    Old weinman and dia compe centerpulls have plenty of reach

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    thanks for all the replies

    so i just learned a 700 wheels is larger than a 27" wheel?
    true?

    if you guys say it will work, ill trust that. not so much worried about the brake, just rubbing.

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    27 is bigger.27s are 630mm,700s are 622.That's the tires inside diameter.

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    But as mentioned you might have old centerpulls which might have enough room to reach a 700c wheel. They usually do.

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    perfect, yeah just found this out witha quick search. main concern was larger rim, but since 700 is smaller im good, im fine with buying a single front brake if my old one doesn't work.

    pictures to come.

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