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Need a 26" Schwinn Wheel

Old 06-30-13, 07:51 PM
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Need a 26" Schwinn Wheel

I have a Schwinn Colleigate I am fixing up.




The front wheel has a flat spot. Any sources for true wheels or true rims?
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Your local bike shop? Amazon? A lot of 26in pop up there.
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I'm going there first. Funny, they gave this bike to me. They know that there is no such thing as a free bike! I'm thinking of building the wheel myself.
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How bad is the flat spot? I would be tempted to ride it if it wasn't too bad. Does the current wheel take the Schwinn specific 26 inch tire?
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The Collegiate will have the weird Schwinn specific, 597mm "26 x 1-3/8." I don't think you're very likely to ever find one of these new. You may have a shot at finding a used one. Your best bet will be to also replace the tire, and go with a standard 590mm 26 x 1-3/8 wheel. You're extremely unlikely to notice the tiny size difference while riding, but you won't be able to find matching tires.
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