'78 Traveller Single Speed Wheel Options

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by The Eye, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. The Eye

    The Eye Guest

    I have '78 Schwinn Traveler.

    I recently converted this bike to a single speed, using the existing crank
    set and freewheel.

    The rear wheel is beat up and out of round. I want to upgrade the wheels.
    What options do I have?

    The current wheels are 27 ¼ and want to replace both.

    What rear wheel size and hub would be best suited for single speed use on
    this bike? The drop outs are horizontal. What front wheel would work?

    Do I need to find a 27 ¼ rim? Can I use 700C rims and tires?


    The Eye