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russiankdi 02-21-06 08:55 PM

quick wheel question
 
i have a mountain bike with 26inch wheels. The rear wheel is bent, im going to replace it but i cant afford it at this moment. I have a wheel that is a bit smaller, if i put that wheel on, what will be the pro's and con's, and will this hurt anything?



TIA




PS. this is only temporary(like a week or 2)

vw addict 02-21-06 08:57 PM

brakes won't line up with the rim

russiankdi 02-21-06 08:59 PM


Originally Posted by vw addict
brakes won't line up with the rim

but will it work temporarly? i have front brakes to use,lol

vw addict 02-21-06 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by russiankdi
but will it work temporarly? i have front brakes to use,lol

um it'll work, depending on what you consider "working". Also you gotta worry about a difference in the number of gears in the rear.

russiankdi 02-21-06 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by vw addict
um it'll work, depending on what you consider "working". Also you gotta worry about a difference in the number of gears in the rear.

yea i thought about that, but thanks for the help, im going to try it out tomorrow.

thanks again

Svr 02-21-06 09:42 PM

The rear hub spacing may not be the same, the other wheel may damage your frame.

The rear of the bike will be lower, making the head/seat angle slacker and the BB lower, which will make striking a pedal on the ground more likely in a turn.

As said, no rear brakes..... the whole idea sounds mighty risky, maybe a good crash will knock some common sense into you. ;)

mcoine 02-21-06 09:48 PM

only one way to find out!

The Selector 02-21-06 10:13 PM

"what will be the pro's and con's"

then you'll have a real ghetto cruiser

it goes either way

snoopz666 02-22-06 08:24 PM

im suprised no ones asked, but how bent is it, you would be suprised what can be salvaged. Do you have any pictures?


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