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Old 07-13-10, 01:35 AM
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650A Front Wheel?

So my plan is to convert my current 27" wheel bike to 650A (26 x 1 3/8) in order to run fenders and to account for the fact that the quality of the roads in my neighborhood remind me of rural East Europe. I found this for a rear wheel: but all I've found for an alloy front wheel is one from harris cyclery for $55 + shipping. Anyone know of anywhere else that might sell a 650A front wheel for a bit cheaper? $55 is not so bad but if I can get the rear for 30 shipped I figure it's worth looking around for a cheap front wheel also. Any help is appreciated.
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Why not buy two of those rear wheels, and rebuild a front hub into one of them? With a little luck someone will have a hub the right size so you can reuse the same spokes.
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Some selections from the many available 26 x 1 3/8 (ISO 35x590) tires:

Available @ many big box stores:
Bell Sports Streetster 26” Road Bike, folding

Available on the 'net (if not your LBS):
Continental City Ride, 600gm, 66tpi
Kenda Cross “knobby”
Panaracer Col de la Vie, 500gm
Schwalbe Delta Cruiser, 580gm, 24 tpi
Specialized TriSport, 450gm, 27tpi
Vredestein Perfect Tour, 570gm, 30tpi

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