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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Having re-invented myself as the "bike fairy", I have picked-up three folding bikes to give to non-cycling friends.

They're all in roadworthy condition, but as they have chromed steel rims I would like to replace the front wheels with alloy rims.

Being hub-geared it would be too expensive for me to replace them and I don't think lower braking efficiency is that much of a concern, bearing in mind the type of bike.

Will standard 20" BMX wheels fit right in? Is there anything I need to look out for? Can anyone recommend some modestly priced wheels?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:15 pm 
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Potentially BMX wheels will fit straight in but confusing there are two different sizes of 20" wheel; 406 and 415. I can't remember which is the most common now (I think its 406) and it will depend upon the age of the bikes.

I'd check the tyres you have now and Google it.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Thanks Tel.

They're "47-406" (20" x 1.75"), so I'll see what's around.


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