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Old 06-01-11, 09:38 AM   #1
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Funny Bike Question

Sooooo, I put a bid in on a Nashbar Aero Sprint Funny Bike. Didn't expect to win as I had a function to attend when the auction ended, but when I got home I had 1 item to pay for so I got this...



The image is not of the bike I actually won, just a pic I found else wear on the forums. Being that I have no experience with tubular tires and 24" wheels/tires seem a bit hard to come by, how screwed up would it be if I put a 650c fork/wheel on the thing? would that be at all practical. Oh & FYI, I plan to build it up as a super jackass/noob color bombed freakbike.

Really I'm just wondering how a 650c fork/wheel would work on this frame. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 06-01-11, 02:41 PM   #2
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whats wrong with the current front wheel?

here is a tubular:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Continental-Temp...#ht_500wt_1156

i think a 650 fork and wheel would make that lax geometry even more crazy. id just keep it as it. looks like fun!
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Old 10-20-11, 01:47 AM   #4
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benscyle.com has 24" araya clincher rims and terrybikes.com or a number of others have clincher tires and tubes. I just built a 24" clincher for a Shogun Kaze I got off ebay. Love it.
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Just carry a patch kit. you'll get home with a patch, and I assume that if you bought a funny bike you have a "normal / everyday bike" you can use while you wait for a new tire / tube to come in the mail.
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Really I'm just wondering how a 650c fork/wheel would work on this frame. Any input would be appreciated.
It would end up like
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Hahahaha! You're right, that was funny!
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It would end up like
Yo quiero.
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