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Old 09-05-17, 05:44 AM   #1
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Bare 20 inch wheel bike frames

I have a 451 wheelset that I took off my swift, and instead of letting it catch dust I want to put it to use. Does anybody know who sells frames alone that could accept these wheels?
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Old 09-05-17, 07:07 AM   #2
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Search for Java 451 in Aliexpress, there is two minivelo frames, and one of them is a good offer :-D
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Other than gambling in a sight unseen PRC import,

You could ship the wheels to Bike Friday, and they could build a pocket rocket around it.. they charge a lot for bare frames , so you would perhaps save more in the discount for using your wheels and drivetrain parts, than buying a frame bare and DIY on an assembly..

Bikes direct mini velos are complete, though a whole thread is here about modifying them..
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Thanks for the information ill definetely look into it
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Old 09-05-17, 12:47 PM   #5
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only got 2 frames for disc brake use ..sorry
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Most of the Dahon Mu frames will take them but you will need to go to caliper brakes instead of V-brakes. Lots of BMX race bikes----Mini's are set up to use these wheels. Normally weight limit of the frame is 70 pounds---grin.

Folding bike frames are pretty rare.
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Old 09-07-17, 05:24 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure you can get the pacific reach as a frame only.
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Not a frame only but..

I've got a Mu SL11 bike new in box. Came with a QR skewer puncturing the box so a bit scratched.

My thought is you could have a alternative wheel-tire setup with your rims. A bigger tire with a wider range cassette on your rims while standard set would be small and fast

MU SL10s are also prospects. Mu Rohloff and MU Unos also avail on a limited basis. Misses what sort of axles you have in those wheels.

Something will suit those wheels.
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