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27" Wheels sets
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I am rebuilding an old 10 speed into a touring bike. the old wheels are 27"X1 1/4, and I am having trouble finding replacements. I've tried Jenson and Price point. Could I just use 700cc tires? I am now riding 30-50 miles per ride, hoping to get my century next year.( I'd like to do that comfortably Smile) I would like the new wheels to be quick release, and light. Also is a quick release wheel compatible with the drop outs I have pictured for my rear wheel?
Thanks, Ed

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Your best bet would be to get some replacement 27" wheels, as otherwise you'll run into problems with the brakes lining up. There are some excellent 27" wheels here that have aluminum rims and stainless spokes, a threaded hub for your freewheel, and the quick release skewers you're looking for. The quick releases will work fine in those dropouts, but you'll just have to make sure the wheel is centered before you tighten them.
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