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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 03-07-11, 07:08 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-07-11, 07:12 PM   #2
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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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whats the diameter of a 700cc wheel? i was wondering about adjustable brakes. thats good the hear. any ideas about wheels.

i found these:
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1894
http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...hh9roum08kasp2
http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=2038
http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=828
http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=832
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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
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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?
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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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velomine sells 27" wheelsets

http://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=395
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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.

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