24 inch road racing wheels?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by SupaStealthTT, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. SupaStealthTT

    SupaStealthTT New Member

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    hello, i am building a supermileage car, (a 3 wheeled car, powered by a small engine). I need 2 24 inch wheels for the front and i would need skinny, extremely low rolling resistance slick tires. i saw some 20 inch wheels before, but they had really wide tires.

    i am using a 28 inch wheel for the rear, i already have that though. just the rim and tire is all i need for the fronts. i am going to make magnetic bearing hubs, then i will just get them spoked.

    The car only weighs 60lbs so weight really isn't an issue on the wheels.

    Thank you,
    Joe
     
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  2. meb

    meb New Member

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    Its ambiguous whether you are locked into 24" wheels or simply gave up due difficulties with locating skinny 20" tires. Skinny 406-37 tires abound within the recumbent community. Skinny 24" tires are used amongst small triathlon/road racing bikes and are found on a lot of recumbents.

    While you aren't a recumbent, the same tadpole design principles apply. Try the trike and homebuilder forums on Bentrider Online. If you go with 24", you might get some feedback on how many spokes you'll need to handle the lateral loads.
     
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