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  1. Turtlesixfour

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    Has anyone put a 20" wheel on the back of a 26" cruiser with, maybe, a 24" front wheel? Seems like it with have a wild rake if one could still pedal it! Any pics? Just trying to think outside the box.
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    Maybe with apes? Why not? It's done all of the time with murdercycles! Thought it would be cool to see it in pedal fashion.
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    i've had 20's front/rear on 26 frames.
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    I've ran 20's front and rear on a 26" frame just had to use shorter crank arms and change sprocket size to make up for arms

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    I had a 26" frame that I put 16's on front and back but I had a crazy extended fork to compensate for the extreme drop.
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    Not my thing it just looks to easy Id rather do like my spitfire and have people go how did he stuff those big ... tires on that little frame
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    Do you have a link to a pic of that bike? I know a 20" rear wheel is the easy way out. Happen to have more 20" rear wheels laying around than a good 26" wheel with a coaster brake.
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    I threw a 20 on the back of an old 26" girls frame, and a 24 on the front for riding with my daughter. She goes so slow with her training wheels this works for me.
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    Should i through training wheels on it? Just kidding.
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    Now imagine apes and a paint job. Awesome or Abomination? [​IMG]
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    i have raked it kind of a lot so i could get it lower
    heres my chopper with a drag bar handle bars
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    then i made me some custom apes i put on them now not finished with it yet
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    hope this is helps you
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    Really like the mtn bike handlebars on the chopper! Those apes look great also! Did you use 1" pipe? I think motorcycle bars are 1"pipe and could use motorcycle grips!
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    I'm not sure about the motorcycles in the U.S., but in Europe, only Harley's have 1" bars. Japanese- and Europe-built bikes have 7/8" bars (as far as I know).
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    That is an Awesome Abomination!!! I love it. Some of my favorite bikes are the mismatched misfits, ragtag, fugitive fleets of parts come together in defense of awesomeness!
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    20's on a 26er frame

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    Thanks for the info Wimpy! A friend of mine wants to build his own bars and we figured that he would have to use 1"pipe to keep it from being sloppy in the stem. Maybe 7/8 pipe with a 1" sleeve in the center would work?
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    i did use 1 inch pipe but didnt even think of using motorcycle grips! ill have to check it now!
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    Thanks jackdaw! Want to keep it a budget build but am waiting to find a 24" rear wheel now. The 20" is just too small.

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