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swaping 19" front wheel for an 18"?

1861 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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you said it brother! more patch!

yes, lower the front end. more weight is good for turning from what they tell me. thats why I have such a long tank and I sit so far back, I want my front wheel to slide out easily. seriously, get an 18" aluminium rim and spokes to match and don't get longer forks.
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