Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the July Giveaway to Win the Luckeep X1 Foldable Ebike


27" Wheels sets
#1
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

[attachment=22]
[attachment=23]
  Reply
#2
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.
  Reply


Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Fuji vs Schwinn
Today 05:42 PM
Off-season hill climbing training tip
Today 09:44 AM
The HELMET Thread
Today 09:20 AM
Cycling apps
Today 06:53 AM
Naming a bicycle - Yes or No?
Today 06:48 AM
Ebikes for big guys
Yesterday 03:58 PM
Would you use WD-40 for cleaning and/or ...
07-22-2024 11:47 PM
PAS Level 4 and 5
07-22-2024 11:33 PM
What can be found in a musette bag?
07-22-2024 11:32 AM
SRAM X9 twist shifter question
07-21-2024 11:45 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
45 posts
no avatar 2. Flowrider
27 posts
no avatar 3. GirishH
27 posts
no avatar 4. enkei
21 posts
no avatar 5. meamoantonio
19 posts