after finding my 19" marin felt a bit too much of a stretch, was playing with some smaller frames, picked this, Pacific Cycles - Mountain Expert, up off here and been sitting while playing with marins.
Rode fixed while at college in '80s and always liked idea of a single speed, well found some bits but no spare wheels so have used a spare set from 2004 ish ?. These were originally purchased as a spare set for SWMBO's 2003 Trek as she was commuting on it in Central London and I was forever changing tyres over. They are 28 spoke with a rather modern spoke pattern.
So, question, can I get away with these more modern wheels ?....just what was wanted from a ride perspective
or I could swap these back onto the Trek, swapping the tyres over and hope she doesn't notice
(or question) and use the original Trek wheels on the project, but these are still modern, if a more standard spoke pattern.
Oh, and the other issue is that she's 9 st and I'm 13.5st (on a good day) and the trek wheels are 32 spoke so maybe a bit stronger for my more "robust" frame
all comments welcome
ps the ss project is still in progress so yes, chain length needs sorting along with ss cog etc