View Full Version : 26" HIgh Roller

11-26-2008, 04:30 PM
I scored these wheels off Craigslist a few weeks ago. My intent was to make a 26" high roller, but I am having some second thoughts. Brad and I are the same height (give or take a few millimeters), but I am worried about how easy it will be to touch the ground comfortably at a stop atop these wheels. I am trying to decide whether to use them for a high roller, or just build a dual 26" marauder with them.

I got them for $40. They are like-new. They guy knocked off $10 his asking price, since I didn't want the knobby tires and on them he did. They came not only with disc brakes but the calipers and hardware to attach them. Unfortunately no cassette, but the rear will accept up to an 8 speed Shimano compatible cassette. I am thinking of an 11-34 for it. They are Specialized RHD Alex double walled rims with Shimano hubs and disc brake calipers, hardware and discs.


They would really look good on a high racer.

Radical Brad
11-26-2008, 04:42 PM
I think you will be ok. I am less than 5-8, and had 700cc wheels on mine.


11-26-2008, 05:00 PM
I think you will be ok. I am less than 5-8, and had 700cc wheels on mine.


Yeah that is what has inspired me. My x-seam as Bacchetta calls it is about 41" which is just the lower end for their 26" Corsa. I think your seat design is a bit lower though.

Here are the calipers. Unlike my DW, I think I won't use just whatever I find on this one, and go more high-end on the components. I am thinking it should be painted black.


11-27-2008, 08:56 AM
You shoulda been arrested, cuz you robbed that guy, TM! :*****:
Seriously incredible deal, dude!