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 Post subject: Old 24" road wheels?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:56 pm 
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I've seen a few old road bikes (like the Raleigh Winner or Special) with 24" wheels - what's the deal there? Are these for kids?


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 Post subject: 24" wheels
PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:38 am 
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Yes, they are children's bikes.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:26 pm 
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24" for childrens' bikes... 'cause when the real racing starts everyone knows that 20" wheels are where it's at!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:49 pm 
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Always wondered what the benefit of the Cannondale triathlon bikes with 26" was. No toe overlap?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:55 pm 
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beagle wrote:
Always wondered what the benefit of the Cannondale triathlon bikes with 26" was. No toe overlap?


I thought it was 700c all the way. Aren't larger diameter proven to be faster on the road?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:18 pm 
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yeah, pure tri bikes are 26" wheels. The only reason I can think of is to have ultra short chainstays and make it stiffer. Scientifically, the bigger the wheel, the less rolling resistance tho'.


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