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26 inch fixed

Old 07-29-09, 01:29 PM
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26 inch fixed

I have an old old road bike im trying to convert to fixed. it's only a 26 but i thought it would be fun. Im having a terrible time trying to find wheelsets for it though, I'm guessing they don't exist. Does anyone know where I can find a set of 26s with the hub already in it, preferably deep v.
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Old 07-29-09, 01:34 PM
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700c
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Old 07-29-09, 02:26 PM
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No Deep V's in 26.
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Old 07-29-09, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by oldfolksmashers View Post
No Deep V's in 26.
When did that start? I've got a pair. Two actually, one in 559 and one in 571.
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Originally Posted by mikewoodkozar View Post
700c
this.
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While I doubt the rims are actually a 26" and not a 700c, here's this link (although it's set up for a multispeed cassette, so you may one laced to a new rear hub; really just mroe money though):

https://www.nycbikes.com/item.php?item_id=669

And heads up, I have heard these guys can be a nightmare to deal with if something goes wrong.
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Old 08-01-09, 03:27 AM
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An old road bike with 26" wheels probably actually has 26 3/8" (590mm) rims, not modern 26" MTV or even 571mm 650c. You definitely won't find a new set of fixed gear wheels in that size, and even if you did, it'd be a waste of cash. mtb wheels will fit but the existing brakes won't reach. Best plan would be using the existing freewheel hub and making sure your brakes are good.
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Old 08-01-09, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Seggybop View Post
An old road bike with 26" wheels probably actually has 26 3/8" (590mm) rims, not modern 26" MTV or even 571mm 650c. You definitely won't find a new set of fixed gear wheels in that size, and even if you did, it'd be a waste of cash. mtb wheels will fit but the existing brakes won't reach. Best plan would be using the existing freewheel hub and making sure your brakes are good.
if it is a schwinn it could have 597mm wheels too

use a bolt on cog and a disc hub and then you can have 26 inch fixed like the wheel I used to have on my

These are 26" (559mm) Deep Vs

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Velocity phased out the Deep V in favor of the Fusion and VXC for 26". Kinda sad in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by mikewoodkozar View Post
700c
Might be the easiest solution.

My fixed gear bike started life as a Raleigh Technium mountain bike frame. 700c wheels fit the frame and fork and a standard reach caliper brake even fit the fork perfectly.
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