Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: '72 Schwinn Sports Tourer, '73 Schwinn Super Sport, '79 Schwinn Twinn Sport 10sp tandem
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Inexpensive 27" alloy wheels for gently-ridden tandem?
I may have my wishful-thinking hat on a little too tight here, but does anyone know if there are any 27" alloy wheels suitable for gentle riding on a tandem bike, that don't cost an arm and a leg? It would be nice if I could keep costs under $100/wheel. So far, all I've seen have been many hundreds each.
From what I understand, most wheels would do, if they are double-walled and/or have high spoke counts. Anyone know of such a thing that wouldn't cost more than what I paid for the bike itself, and that's lighter then the steel wheels it came with?
This isn't for racing, or blazing down steep hills while passing cars. Mostly gentle riding in parks, neighborhoods, etc.