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Old 03-23-07, 06:24 AM
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MTB with 26" front wheel.. and road rear wheel?

Hey'vryone,
Blessed with more money than sense, I bought and restored a beautiful bike. Then I went frankenstein on it, such that I am not looking to put a road wheel on the rear, with an MTB up front. Because I want to. No other reason than it looks nicer than the internal geared rear set-up it has. The wheel would be a single speed, trispoke wheel.

Clearance is not an issue as my bike, a monocoque EPX Roadster is full suspension (was, until I replaced the front fork with a... nevermind)

Please refer to the pics for more info.

What I am looking for, is information. Is this such an incredibly stupid idea that I am even contemplating it...etc.

I've got it stuck in my head, and unfortunately I need to see things through more often than not.

So, who feels chatty?
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Old 03-23-07, 06:52 AM
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is this bike just for looks, or do you actually plan on riding it somewhere? Road? Dirt? methinks that is slightly more important.
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Old 03-23-07, 07:22 AM
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do you have any reason for doing this?
just try it
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Old 03-23-07, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by strazzaque
..... such that I am not looking to put a road wheel on the rear, with an MTB up front. Because I want to.
You are looking to put a road wheel on the back or you aren't ? what ? Have you been huffing paint fumes in the SS/FG forum?


If you want to run a 700c on the rear I say why the hell not? it would make it into more of a 'funny bike' but I see no other reason not to.
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Old 03-23-07, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Curt Kurt
You are looking to put a road wheel on the back or you aren't ? what ? Have you been huffing paint fumes in the SS/FG forum?.
no i think hes been in the folding forum
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Old 03-24-07, 06:08 PM
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Try it out. My roommate and I stuck at 7 speed freewheel on his old classic Bianchi roadie that only takes 6 speeds and ended up scratching up the steel on the drop outs and stays, but now we know that it can't take a 7 speed freewheel.
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It's an idea that seems to serve no purpose.
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Old 03-25-07, 09:32 AM
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If you're having fun, then just go with it


I want to bolt a set of roadie wheels to my ETSX too
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Based on your photos, I see no provision for a rear brake, and the axle spacing might be different.
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