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Old 11-24-2012, 06:41 AM
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Default Re: 700C Bike Front Wheel

I really don't think any ultra light modern road wheels will motor that well- you can get away with something ligher on the front maybe, but why take the risk at 30 mph?

I run 700C and 27 wheels on two builds-

I was breaking too many spokes on the rear of a 700 wheel with 32 spokes- so I don't like anything less than 36 now, but still have the matching 32 on the front for now- they are just standard alloy rims 3/4" wide- most people would probably want a 1 inch wide alloy rim for motoring, but these are what I have and since I raced for years and years I'm comfortable with some 32 mm wide 700C tires and 27 x 1/4. 38 mm would be plenty of rubber but not as much weight and drag as beach wheels. 27 x 1 1/4 wheels have plenty of tire, but the profile is higher and they are a tighter squeeze in a cruiser frame.

Get a 36 or even 34 gear on the back- you're light enough- and you'll see 30 easily, at least with a 66. I have a 39 on a 50 and I must be cruising at 25 normal top end on that one, 30 by speedo on the other, WOT 35+. Stock 66 NT speed carbs and exhausts.

Last edited by Nashville Kat; 11-24-2012 at 06:48 AM.
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