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swaping 19" front wheel for an 18"?

1862 Views 10 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  ekim
Most of the 70's racebikes did this.Adding not only a smaller diameter front wheel for quicker turns, but wider rims also.Im wondering If this can be achieved on a 70's streetbike,and would you have to lengthin the forks to make up for the lower front end.You dont want to put too much engine wieght on your front tire right? Has anyone done this or would it not work for a streetbike setup? Any help would be great.
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Is it really that easy to do?Is there anything else I have to take into consideration when doing this.You say its quicker turning ,but is is more unstable.What bikes have you guys done this to?
Oh Munky nuts...If you can find that article that would be some good readin!
So if you swap say to an 18 x4.00, or stock rear 18" wheel for the front 19" and lace it onto the front hub, what size tire would you run on the front and rear keeping in mind I'll be riding this on the street; not the track.
found that article yet Joe?
Had time to look for that article yet Arron?
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