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Old 08-19-18, 11:53 AM
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My wife is in a wheelchair, and I am in charge of its maintenance. Wheelchair wheels mostly have 540 mm rim diameters, 44 mm smaller than 650B. I also don't understand the need to drill for a valve stem since they are almost all pneumatic tires. The hubs use a push button through axle system with no provision for mounting any kind of hub or fixed gear. I am not sure how or why one would want to even try the conversion.
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