cycle tramp wrote:tbessie wrote:Hey all...
So I'm having my dream touring bike built; I decided to go for 650b wheels, as 1) this is for an S&S coupled bike, so it'll be slightly easier to fit in the case without as much playing with the parts, and 2) it seems like 26" will be slowly dying while 650b will be slowly taking its place.
I remember my father being told that the new 700c wheel size would replace the old 27 x 1 1/8 and generally it did... however you can still get 27 × 1 1/8 tyres even now... i suspect the 559 wheel size might be with us slightly longer than then the bike journalists suspect.
Don't forget to show photographs of your bicycle!
Yeah, given the number of rims and tires currently available, it might have been smarter to go with 559 if I wanted a smaller wheel for packing purposes. The reason I went to 584 was based on articles and forum discussions I'd read, and advice from local bike shops. In the end, it was a toss-up and a hope. We'll see if it ends up paying off. :-/
I'll certainly post a photo of the new bike when it's ready!
This is part of a project of mine to get rid of the 1 road riding and 2 touring bikes I own, and replace them with "dream bikes" of the same type (well, only 1 touring bike). I've gotten rid of the road bike and one of the touring bikes, and will sell what's left of the other touring bike once the new touring bike is done.
Here's the "dream road bike" I got - first, the builder's own pix (my last name's "Bessie", thus the "Bessiematic" on the top tube):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fireflybi ... 7860400401
... and mine of the finished bike: