24 inch rims can be a bit tough to find, but I have a few if you end up wanting one. In practice, a well made "funny bike" won't ride much different from a regular bike. It looks weird, but the hand position should be the same in relation to the seat as on a typical road bike when it's setup right. Most of the good ones are like that, I have 5 up and running (2 with 24 inch for both wheels, and at least one on topic by age if not in spirit) And another 3 in the works. I'm not sure about the mass produced ones like the Nishiki Linear, but They shouldn't be much different.
Trying a different fork may work if you can tolerate the steering change. The biggest thing to check is if there's enough room for a 26" wheel, as some were built pretty tight on clearances. And if you try it and hate it, well, I'm often open to swapping for new projects.
Steve Birmingham Lowell, Ma
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:05:22 -0700 (PDT) From: john strizek <email@example.com> Subject: [CR]books, 24"rim, only 2mm
1. The books I have enjoyed besides Eugene Sloane's book and Sutherland's are: 1. Between My Legs; a story of cross country cycling in the seventies, 2. Bicycle Manifesto; only marred by the use of gratuitous cursing, and 3. The bicycle in war.
2. Is it difficult to find a narrow alloy 24" rim? I am looking at a "funny bike." Would it be sacrilege to use a 26" fork and rim? I certainly understand the change in steering geometry that would result. After all, at my advanced age I am not racing anyone. I would slow doewn the steering and bring up the front end a bit. I just thought it might be fun to have one, in racing trim it is the most uncomfortable rider I can imagine.
3. One more thing; Is there any reasonable source for victory/triomphe
chainrings? I have considered modifying some old ofmega rings. the BCD is
2mm difference. In radius that is only 1mm difference.
Thank you for reading and happy trails,
J. E. 'Jack' Strizek, Sacratomato California USA