24″ front wheels for my Sprint

New 90mm Sturmey Archer drum brake hubs arrived yesterday so I could finally build a set of 24″ front wheels and really like the new look of my Sprint.


Today I rode only about 30km but the difference in handling between the stock 20″ and the new 24″ front wheels is like night and day. The Sprint is definitely less nimble at cornering and it requires a bit more force to steer.
On the other hand it goes straight as an arrow and handles less than perfect roads with aplomb. I like the slightly raised bottom bracket better as well.


At the end of the week the new brakes and tyres will be worn in and I can say more about the different corner handling.

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