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Old 08-22-12, 10:05 AM   #1
discosalt
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Trek 800 Frame help

Hi everyone,

I am trying to build a single speed road bike from a stripped down Trek 800 Sport Frame.

1. Can I use wheels which are larger than 26" with the small frame?
2. Does anyone have any suggestions for a new lightweight crank and handlebar stem that will be compatible with this frame?

Components
Chain 1/2 x 3/32"
Handlebar Stem Hi tensile steel, rise
Headset 1 1/8" sealed mechanism

Crankset Sun Race FC-M35, 28/38/48 teeth

Wheels
Hubs Aluminum, Q/R
Rims Matrix 550
Tires 26 x 1.95" Bontrager Connection
Spoke Brand Stainless steel, 14ga. (2.0mm) straight gauge
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Old 09-11-12, 10:00 PM   #2
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no on the wheels. brakes won't lineup with rims.
if you're worried about weight, why a low end mtb frame?
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Old 09-15-12, 12:00 AM   #3
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You can possibly use 700c wheels if you do not use the canti posts and instead use caliper brakes. I have put 700c/27 inch wheels in 26" mountain bike frames and used caliper brakes instead of canti/v-brakes.

You can easily enough make it a single speed (not fixed gear) with a chain tensioner but no to making it a fixie if you want to do this cheaply. It has vertical dropouts which do not work well at all with fixed gear bikes.
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