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Old 09-16-08, 02:22 PM   #1
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271/4 rims for 12 speed huffy equivalent?

I'm having trouble finding rims for an old bike that I was given. I've heard that there is a newer rims that I can use in lieu of the 27's?
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Old 09-16-08, 02:28 PM   #2
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27 " rims are still available. The cheap ones available from Nashbar have done well for me.

However, the slightly smaller diameter 700c rims have largely replaced the 27" size. More offerings in this size are available these days. They'll generally work fine on any bike that previously has 27" wheels.
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Old 09-16-08, 04:17 PM   #3
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27 " rims are still available. The cheap ones available from Nashbar have done well for me.

However, the slightly smaller diameter 700c rims have largely replaced the 27" size. More offerings in this size are available these days. They'll generally work fine on any bike that previously has 27" wheels.
.....if the brakes line up with the rim sidewalls.
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.....if the brakes line up with the rim sidewalls.
Look before you jump. Can you adjust the brakes down 1/4"? Then its an easy swap.
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27 " rims are still available. The cheap ones available from Nashbar have done well for me.

However, the slightly smaller diameter 700c rims have largely replaced the 27" size. More offerings in this size are available these days. They'll generally work fine on any bike that previously has 27" wheels.
complete built 27" wheels are available, too, for less than you'd pay for a rim and spokes. http://www.niagaracycle.com/index.php?cPath=135_198
There are plenty of 27" tires around, for reasonably cheap prices.
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