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27x1 1/4 Wheel
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My old 27x1 1/4 rim needs to be replaced as it is a steel rim without the hook and it will not hold the 90 PSI it needs to hold in the modern tires.

Are there any good rims out there that are cheap but will hold this pressure and look good? Also, I need new tires and tubes.

Also, I'll need help installing it (as in instructions on how to install it.) Every time I install a new tire/tube/etc. on the rear wheel it gets screwed up because of the gears and brakes.
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First watch Alex's video "How to Remove and Install Your Wheels" listed above.

"Look good" is personal taste.

One of the best ISO630 rims generally available is the SUN CR18 http://www.amazon.com/Sun-CR-18-36h-Rim-Polished/dp/B002DMRBY6/ Which in a well built wheel with clean brake pads will last tens of thousands of miles.

The Weinmann 219 rim is a fine rim, I have them on my World Tourist and have ridden thousands of miles with them. Again the most important thing is a well built wheel.

Either work fine with 100psi tires. My bikes with CR18 rims have 37mm wide tires, the World Tourist currently has a 28mm tire on the front and a 32mm on the rear. The 219 is actually one millimeter wider at 19mm inside than the CR18, which is 18mm inside.

If you are going to replace the tires anyway, I would switch to ISO622 (aka 700c); and Velocity Dyad rims. You will need to move your brake pads down (towards the center of the wheel) 4mm.
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(12-14-2013, 12:58 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  First watch Alex's video "How to Remove and Install Your Wheels" listed above.

"Look good" is personal taste.

One of the best ISO630 rims generally available is the SUN CR18 http://www.amazon.com/Sun-CR-18-36h-Rim-Polished/dp/B002DMRBY6/ Which in a well built wheel with clean brake pads will last tens of thousands of miles.

The Weinmann 219 rim is a fine rim, I have them on my World Tourist and have ridden thousands of miles with them. Again the most important thing is a well built wheel.

Either work fine with 100psi tires. My bikes with CR18 rims have 37mm wide tires, the World Tourist currently has a 28mm tire on the front and a 32mm on the rear. The 219 is actually one millimeter wider at 19mm inside than the CR18, which is 18mm inside.

If you are going to replace the tires anyway, I would switch to ISO622 (aka 700c); and Velocity Dyad rims. You will need to move your brake pads down (towards the center of the wheel) 4mm.
I had to build a set of wheels for an older Schwinn Sports Tourer and had to consider the switch to 700c wheels. As a mental exercise I queried the Internet for 27"x1 1/4" rims. There were several good choices of new aluminum rims with a 36 hole drilling. I then queried about tires and tubes in that size and was surprised by the wide selection of good quality tires and tubes available. I went ahead and built a new set of wheels in 27"x1 1/4" and have been quite happy with them. As long as there are good quality rims, tires and tubes available then this older wheel size is very usable and repairable. Granted there is not the vast selection of rim types or tire sizes available but for older 10 speeds built with this size keeping them that way is certainly not out of the question. Plus no worrying about the brakes working with the 700c size. On the other hand I have replaced 27" wheels with 700c and this switch allows for bigger tires though the brakes may need changing.
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