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 Post subject: 27" wheels
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:02 pm 
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Any one got and experience with these?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RACER-ROAD-BI ... 2c72d6f149

A few weeks back I pick up a road bike to use as my winter hack/keep fit/throw it back in the shed bike and forget about it bike.

I ended up with this http://www.pinkbike.com/u/brian07900/al ... Eagle-531/ from RB member legrandefromage. I have been using it it as it is the pictures but with some bar tape. I now have that deep down dreaded feeling that it needs some sort of restoration/tarting up. It still going to be the winter bike so a fresh power coated frame in red (red bike go faster) and sturdy components will be used just no sure what yet. As you can see I have had a go at lining the lugs and I'm tempted to give this another go once the frame is freshly coated.

Cheers Brian.


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 Post subject: Re: 27" wheels
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:26 pm 
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Yes not bad for the money - but check the 130 mm OLN distance which is too much for most older bikes.....unless you reset the rear stays


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 Post subject: Re: 27" wheels
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Wheels in picture look ok and bike looks nice too


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 Post subject: Re: 27" wheels
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:52 am 
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I have not actually checked my spacing yet but it looks like 126 and if it is I will be getting the frame cold set to 130. So that the wheels sorted, I feel the need for some drilled chain rings 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 27" wheels
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:53 pm 
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MADB wrote:
I have not actually checked my spacing yet but it looks like 126 and if it is I will be getting the frame cold set to 130. So that the wheels sorted, I feel the need for some drilled chain rings 8)


I wouldn't worry about cold setting the frame. Its +2mm each and any steel frame will easily pull apart the extra 2mm each side. Pop your wheels in and way you go :)


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 Post subject: Re: 27" wheels
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:04 pm 
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yea - did the same on one of my frames recently and was fine


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