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Old 02-05-14, 06:28 PM
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Recommend Me a 27" Wheelset

I'm looking for a good value on a 6 speed 27" wheelset. What have you had luck with from the various bargain suppliers....Niagra, etc.
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Old 02-05-14, 07:45 PM
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I hope you arent too picky with tires. For 27" I'm pretty much happy with what came with that bike. Weinmann concaves are good as are Araya. Sorry I cant tell of buying new ones.
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There a couple of sets available here. I've been looking at these, but will probably go with a 700c set.
https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...ath=86_235_243
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My LBS has hooked me up with new Sun CR18 rimmed 27" wheels for not too much more than the velomine prices Nice strong reasonably light wheels.

CR 18 is a great rim.
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Why are you limiting the choices to 27" wheels? I ask because many bikes built for 27" wheels can handle 700c wheels with only slight adjustments of the brakes, the availability of tires in the 700c sizes is better, and the cost of a new 27" wheel is probably very close to that of a 700c wheel. Is there an unusual technical challenge you're trying to overcome, like very particular cantilever brakes on a touring bike?
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Nothing wrong with 27" wheels, there are plenty of decent to nice tires out there for them. I like their width for touring bikes.
I think I'd go with the CR18's as well.
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I wonder why in most cases, the same tire in 700c costs more than a 27"?
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Have you considered used? I bet there are a bunch of them out there in C&V storage. I know I have a pair of '86-ish ones that I'd let go for maybe $25 & the cost of postage
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I have these C18's on my Trek 613 and are more than happy with them https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oq4cjpoavfh4t4

Also have these on my 500 https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oq4cjpoavfh4t4

Happy with both purchases
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Freewheel or freehub?

I had been looking into getting a set from Niagara Cycle for my old Fuji. I like the look of polished rims, so the 27x1 Sun M13II rims with sealed bearing hubs (rear for freewheel) and 14g stainless spokes looked good to me. They were around $120 for the pair, IIRC.
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Originally Posted by bhchdh View Post
There a couple of sets available here. I've been looking at these, but will probably go with a 700c set.
https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...ath=86_235_243
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Originally Posted by dvsjes28 View Post
I have these C18's on my Trek 613 and are more than happy with them https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oq4cjpoavfh4t4

Also have these on my 500 https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...oq4cjpoavfh4t4

Happy with both purchases


I also purchased the 700c CR18 wheelset from Velomine and the quality is very high. Here is the 27" CR18 Wheelset: https://www.velomine.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=739

New Sun CR18 Polished Silver 27" clincher rims

36 Silver DT Champion 2.0 Spokes

Quando Sealed Cartridge Bearing Hubs

Rims are drilled for Presta Valve

Rear wheel is 1073g (1138 w/the skewer), front wheel is 994g (1055 w/the skewer)

9mm Quick Release Front Hub

10mm Quick Release Rear Hub

100mm Spacing Front Fits Almost All Forks

126mm Rear Spacing for 5/6/7 speed freewheels.

Double walled 27" wheels
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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
Freewheel or freehub?

I had been looking into getting a set from Niagara Cycle for my old Fuji. I like the look of polished rims, so the 27x1 Sun M13II rims with sealed bearing hubs (rear for freewheel) and 14g stainless spokes looked good to me. They were around $120 for the pair, IIRC.
I had a 32h M13ii rear built for my Panasonic. The joint was never smooth and it had truing problems, even when I was down to my 185lb "fighting weight." (yeah, I know that's not all that light... but I do ride pretty light over the rough stuff)
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I had a 32h M13ii rear built for my Panasonic. The joint was never smooth and it had truing problems, even when I was down to my 185lb "fighting weight." (yeah, I know that's not all that light... but I do ride pretty light over the rough stuff)
I built a couple sets of CR-18 (27") & M13 II's (622mm) about a year ago.
I didn't have any problems with the brake track smoothness, but they all had a very minor flat spot at the rim joint.
Nothing to worry about, since it was only about 1mm. One must keep in mind that they are only $30 rims and I haven't compared any $30 rims from a different manf.
I also built a wheel using a 559 Velocity Synergy OC rim and it wasn't any better and actually worse than one of the Sun Rims. I did purchase that rim from one of the "well known wheel builders". Makes me wonder if I got one of his "seconds"?
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I vote CR18's as well. I abuse the hell out of it (only my rear) but it handle everything. If you can afford it, buy the components separately, and have your LBS build it up. You can get a much higher quality wheel that way, for a good value.
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Thanks for all the input. I had found the Velomine CR18s previously and those are probably the best new option for the money. I'm working on a Fuji Royale II (flip). I don't have a ton invested at this point and I'd like to keep it that way, but I can't send it out the door with the existing wheels or another set pulled from a trashed out World Sport. I am not comfortable with either set.

I've bought Wheelsmith a couple of times and was not happy with their stuff.

It's 6 speed, freewheel, friction
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I bought a pair of UKAI 27 x 1 1/8 NOS from eBay a month ago and was astonished at the quality of 1970's wheels.
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