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    Senior Member Shaneferd's Avatar
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    Jack Taylor 650b touring tandem project.

    Hello folks!
    I am currently putting together a Jack Taylor purpose-built 650b touring tandem, and have been searching high and low for some 48 hole Super Champion rims in 650b. I've enclosed a link to view this project via flickr. If anyone could point me in the right direction, you would have my utmost gratitude. Cheers, and Have a Nice Ride!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3584086...n/photostream/

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    Charles Ramsey
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    Try these people first you may have to have a set custom drilled. http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rims-650b...9-dept167_pg1/ also try this http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?ui...603&topic=3401 super champion was bought by wolber. The old rims model 58 were made by squashing a tube the model 59 look the same but are an extrusion thus are stronger.

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    Nice looking frame...good luck with the project and let us know when you are done...=-)
    safe riding - Vik
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    I'm looking forward to riding this one! SJS had sold their remaining stock (Over 30 rims) a couple of days before I went to place an order, and are now out of stock. Tough break there. Thanks for the details, Charles. Hopefully I can swing a grip of Grand Bois rim blanks, and have them made to order. A worthy challenge, this project.

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    A quick google brought this, http://derbyking.com/Detail/?n=36

    "Vintage Super Champion Model 58 rims

    For pricing, contact Derby by:
    Email
    Secure form

    e use these NOS alloy clincher rims for restorations of 70's vintage tandem and touring bikes.
    Also we can build you a wheel, choosing from our large selection of vintage new and used hubs.
    Availability at this time:
    650B--36 (offer) one rim
    650B 48* (offer) three rims "

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    I'm not sure if this man wants to do business, as I cannot get a response from him. I've posted a respectable offer(IMHO) for a wheelset build, and am currently awaiting his reply...

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    Hi, A quick and easy substitution is to use the 26x1 3/8 tires and rims 690x35 There are some good rims out there in 36 and 40 drillings. Sun c18s. the brakes will work in this case as I have an old french 650b tandem and run these as at the time the 650s were not easily accessable. Just saying....

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    Opps, should be 590x35 for 26 x1 3/8 wrong key sorry

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    Hmm, that is an interesting alternative... I appreciate the info, Flypaca! I'm much too close to give up on them 650b wheels, and I'm meeting quite a few interesting folks. The search continues!

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    Charles Ramsey
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    If you want to run 26 by 1 3/8 get the bike extras from walmart kmart or target. They have a kevlar belt. I'm using bike extras on my touring bike they work fine.

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    Running Soma 650B 38mm on my Rawland 1/2 bike. Like them a lot.
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