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As stated in this answer or this link, the idea was originally that there were 700A,700B,700C tires+wheels which all had an outer diameter of 700 mm with A tires being the thinnest and C tires being the thickest (so A had the largest rim and C had the smallest rim). Eventually, the C variant won out, and people varied the outer diameter by mounting different ...


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So you are cycling at about 16km/h. A typical stage of the Tour de France will travel at upwards of 40km/h. Obviously there are various assumptions built into this. When they don't feel like racing it'll be slower, when they're breaking away (or chasing a breakaway) it'll be faster (50km/h is not unusual). The final sprint will be faster still (but only ...


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Pretty much been done to death with evangelistic enthusiasm on many forums. Smaller wheels - more agile and responsive, lighter/stronger, easier to control Larger Wheels - roll better over small obstacles therefore considered faster in straight lines, lower tire pressures (due bigger tire) provide more traction off paved roads. Slower to accelerate ...


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The amount a wheel will flex will vary greatly depending on front/rear, spoke count, rim material and rider weight. The pedalling force that drives the bike passes through the rear wheel, so it is not uncommon for carbon rear wheels to flex significantly when a stronger/heavier rider is climbing. For an aluminium rimmed front wheel with spokes that are ...


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Might be useful to check if the skewer is tightened properly too. See that a lot in the shop when customers bring their bikes back saying the wheel pulls to one side when they brake. They also have disc brakes, hence why it pulls to one side. :)


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Freehubs can be removed from the hub and replaced; it involves removing the axle from the hub and then loosening a fixing bolt with a 12mm allen key. Visit your local bike shop and ask if they have any thrashed rear cassette wheels; if they're cool they'll give it to you free or next to free. Pull the freehubs and hope to find something compatible; there ...


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It depends on the type of hub, but most commonly you'll need a 15mm and 17mm cone wrench. A picture of the hub would be helpful.


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It's pretty easy if you have a spoke cutter than are willing to run a funny spoke pattern. I suggest buying (ideally second hand) a three speed hub and lacing it into the 16" rim yourself. With a wheel that small with a child on it there's no enough load to make strength an issue, so you can reasonably either lace a 20 spoke rim to a 36 spoke hub using ...


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You could try adding sealant to your tubular tire. Tufo Tire Sealant, Stans's No-tubes (and other tubeless sealants) can be used to deal with small punctures. Most recommend not using the sealant as a preventative measure, but more so as an after the fact solution to quickly fix punctures on the road. However, Tufo Standard tire sealant says that it can ...


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Use puncture resistant tire liner like that one: http://www.flowbikestore.com/band-zefal-puncture-zliner-blue-26


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I don't think that its a good idea given that in a few months, you're going to want a 20 inch bicycle for the child. IGH's wouldn't work since the hub width is likely smaller than standard, and mounting a derailleur would be a problem as well. Also, if you were to find a compatible hub or whatever (given the 20 spoke constraint that andy256 mentioned in the ...


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If the rim has been bent significantly for a long-ish period I would advise getting a new rim and spokes. An Al rim should not be too expensive, and you should be able to re-use some of the spokes. As @Gary-Ray mentioned - you are probably better off taking it to a bike shop, esp if spokes are rusted, bent and/or broken.


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There are a large number of standards when it comes to just axle diameter. largest to smallest, with usual usage:- 20mm - This is used as a front wheel downhill/freeride standard. 15mm - This is front wheel standard for XC 12mm - This is used in rear wheel thru axle 10mm - This is front or rear bolt-through standard 9mm - This is front or rear quick ...


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Rear wheels have never had 9mm axles, they have always been 10mm. For all but "downhill" MTB[2] and fatbikes[3], they are either 135mm 10mm or the new 12mm 142mm maxle standard. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/12x142-explained.html Unless it specifically states otherwise I would assume that the rear wheel of an MTB wheelset is a 135mm 10mm axle. Anything ...


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A wobble like that, particularly if it wasn't caused by some severe damage, can usually be fixed by truing the wheel. You will need a spoke wrench of the right size to fit the spoke nipples, but you can get by without a truing stand and just use the brakes. The Park Tools site has a pretty good guide to wheel truing, as does the Sheldon Brown site. As an ...



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