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Does anybody make a 650c fixed wheelset?

Old 12-20-09, 05:56 PM
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Does anybody make a 650c fixed wheelset?

The reason I'm asking is that even though I have a 61cm mercier kilo frame, 28s are even a tough squeeze-if I inflate the front tire to it's max, it hit's the top of fork crossbar or whatever it's call.

Wouldn't a 650c track/fixed wheelset make better sense for urban commuting? It would wind up quicker and there would be more clearance for fat ass tires like 32s or 35?

Help please!
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Rather than screwing up the geometry of your bike with an inappropriate wheelset, why not just sell that bike on craigslist and buy the Mercier Kilo WT, which is actually designed for wider tires?

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../kilott_wt.htm

The difference between the cost of a new wheelset and your bike's resale value and the cost of a Kilo WT should be pretty minimal.

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The reason I'm asking is that even though I have a 61cm mercier kilo frame, 28s are even a tough squeeze-if I inflate the front tire to it's max, it hit's the top of fork crossbar or whatever it's call.

Wouldn't a 650c track/fixed wheelset make better sense for urban commuting? It would wind up quicker and there would be more clearance for fat ass tires like 32s or 35?

Help please!
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Old 12-20-09, 06:03 PM
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You'd also be lowering your bottom bracket and increasing your likelihood of striking a pedal in a corner pretty significantly. I wouldn't do it personally
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Old 12-20-09, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bigvegan View Post
Rather than screwing up the geometry of your bike with an inappropriate wheelset, why not just sell that bike on craigslist and buy the Mercier Kilo WT, which is actually designed for wider tires?

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../kilott_wt.htm

The difference between the cost of a new wheelset and your bike's resale value and the cost of a Kilo WT should be pretty minimal.
always wanted a WT :/
it has sugino 75 too, as well as brakes.

edit: windsor timeline, completely forgot. comes with 28s/ can swap out for up to 42's =)
https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...r/timeline.htm
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Old 12-20-09, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
always wanted a WT :/
it has sugino 75 too, as well as brakes.

edit: windsor timeline, completely forgot. comes with 28s/ can swap out for up to 42's =)
https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...r/timeline.htm
wat

those aren't 75,s they're just RDs or whatever. nothing too special.

but the bottom bracket height change is iffy. +1 for just selling yours and getting a WT or that windsor (havent seen that before)
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You can't fit a 28 on your 61cm Kilo??? I had 32s on my 53cm Kilo for a little while and they fit with no problems at all.
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If Santa happens to drop any cash in my lap, I'm getting the Kilo WT and swapping the new parts from my Windsor over to it.
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IRO has a 650c wheelset.
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Your bike would look way out of proportion with a 61 with and 650 wheesl plus you have to change the gearing. Your best bet is get a different frame/fork is you want to run 32's. Maybe a cyclocross frame.

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Your best bet is get a different frame/fork is you want to run 32's. Maybe a cyclocross frame.
Or a Motobecane Jury frameset from BikeIsland.
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Do people even make wide 650c tires? I don't think I've seen them wider than 28mm. 650b on the other hand...
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Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
wat

those aren't 75,s they're just RDs or whatever. nothing too special.

but the bottom bracket height change is iffy. +1 for just selling yours and getting a WT or that windsor (havent seen that before)
hm.. always thought they were 75's. rd's arent much better than the standard touro's then, eh?

the windsor was introduced a few days ago.
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Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
hm.. always thought they were 75's. rd's arent much better than the standard touro's then, eh?

the windsor was introduced a few days ago.
i don't think they're significantly better, or really better at all. all 130bcd single speed cranks are essentially the same (but messengers come in colors OMG)

not gonna lie, that windsor is pretty hot for 300
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144bcd blows ones mind coming from 130bcd. youre left wondering how you lived so long without wasting that money.
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Originally Posted by adriano View Post
144bcd blows ones mind coming from 130bcd. youre left wondering how you lived so long without wasting that money.
I what way? Just curious
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