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Old 05-20-2014, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: 1st build is to fast


Here is a pic of my old 1963 Western Flyer bike, it was a full 26' bike when I got it and now I have put some 24" mountain bike forks on it I got off of an old girls bike, and I bought the 24" wheels at my local bike shop, rear wheel has Shimano coaster hub and I have a good V brake on the front, this bike is fast it is running better now than it was when I GPS'd it at 45.8 MPH today I rode it 12 miles and actually registered 51.5 MPH as my top speed, I was going down a slight hill with the wind to my back and I'm not sure if my speedo is 100% on this bike yet because I haven't compared it to my GPS since I installed it today.

I'm sure you're not looking to go real fast like that....LOL! but the main purpose for this post is to show that a 26" frame can make a nice little 24" build.

By the way that is a good idea from Tom/2door about the digital speedo, if you want to go that route here is a link to the wired type digital speedometer I have on two of my bikes now, cheap and works great, easy to install.

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I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
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