Dawes Kingpin project, advice wanted!
Hi, ive been given an old Dawes Kingpin shopper bike. Its from 1974 and in very good nick. Problem is that it still has its original wheels 500a in size with steel rims. As these will be deadly in the wet I'm looking to upgrade. Looking online at various forums a pair of 451 wheels would be a suitable replacement with fatter tyres for ground clearance. I'm not sure if I replaced these if I would need to get rid of the hub gear on any new rear wheel as well or if it can be transferred to a new wheelset. This is turning into a bit of a project so any advice would be much appreciated!