putting smaller wheels on this specific bike...possible?
I'm trying to lower my schwinn Willy black 7 speed by 2 inches. Current specs are 700c wheels and i'd like to replace these with 26 inch ones. I'd be fully prepared to buy new rims, shorter cranks, parts, etc if necessary
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thanks in advance
The tough part will be finding brakes with enough reach. A 650b conversion is possible, but tough to justify the cost.
Originally Posted by ahsposo
I love the rolling hills.
To lower your bike by 2", you'll need to reduce the wheel diameter by 4" -- even converting to 26"/559mm rims and using the skinniest tires available won't do that unless you were using big 700C tires before.
So, let's hear why you need/want to do this.
Last edited by ThermionicScott; 10-01-12 at 12:50 PM.
Originally Posted by chandltp
I converted a Varsity to 26" rims by using a coaster brake. It's the bike in my sig.
Coaster brake, drum brakes, disc brakes if you have money to burn.......be prepared to build your wheels.
+1 on probably not worth the cost, trouble, and differences in handling incurred.
Originally Posted by CKey_Cal
Plus you would ground the pedal if you leaned even a little bit while pedalling, unless you also went to shorter cranks.