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 Post subject: Wheel help i'm a n*b
PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Trying to build up my old Raleigh as a cheapo rat ride the only thing it needed was a replacement rear wheel which I got NOS for a tenner, Got the same size same make and pattern as front but just noticed the front is bigger :$

Rear is 1 3/8 front is 1 1/4 so about 7mm difference i'm assuming it was not like this from new?

Is it wise to order and run different sized tyres or am I going to have to find a 1 3/8 front wheel ? Was hoping for a sub Fifty pound build but this is going to push me well over budget lol


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:39 pm 
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Or find a 27 1/4" wheel to replace the 26 x 1 3/8" wheel.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Front is 26 x 1/4 would rather try different sized tyres but will it ride odd seen bikes with bigger rear wheels but it would be front that is bigger :?

Looks are uninportant on this bike :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:52 pm 
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26 x1 3/8 wheels can be picked up cheap. A cheap new front is £20. Tyres are more readily available. I keep 26 1 1 /4" tyres but many shops do not though as they not quick sellers.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:08 am 
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bm0p700f wrote:
I keep 26 1 1 /4" tyres but many shops do not though as they not quick sellers.

Any NOS Michelin by any chance? What do you have?

@OP. Try car boot sales. It's amazing what turns up.

Ian.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:48 pm 
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No just schwable take on the 26 1 1/4.


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