Bicycle Mechanics - Wouldn't it be wierd IF there were not hypothetical questions?
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05-21-03, 09:12 PM
hehe...I like that title. Anyway, here's my hypothetical question. If I were to put a 700C fork on my 27" wheel frame, would I notice the difference? Better yet, would YOU notice a difference? anyone done this before? I'm juast asking because I while ago I saw nashbar's "Upgrade to threadless and save" and it got me thinking...you know, theres always room for upgrades!
05-21-03, 09:26 PM
You would notice a difference if you keep the 27" wheel as it may touch the fork crown. There may also be a brake reach issue.
05-22-03, 08:22 AM
Yes, yes, maybe. You don't say weather you intend to fit a 27" wheel in the fork. I would suppose if it's a high-tech road fork, you can't.....
If you use a 700c wheel then all the geometry for the frame is "off"...
I have done this with a Colnoago "super" road frame years ago.
There are too many variables to mention. But one of greater concern is pedal clearence during cornering, (depending on crank-arm length..)
Great TT bike setup, very aero ......
05-22-03, 06:01 PM
Yea, my bad, I meant to say that (hypothetically), that I would use 700c wheels, both in the back and front.
05-22-03, 07:36 PM
The 700 fork will drop the front end slightly, making the bike quiker handling. The effect should be reduced some by using 700 wheels front and rear.
I have this set up on my fixed and it works fine for me, but my road bike is a TCR and it is really quick.
05-22-03, 08:36 PM
well, the bike I was pondering is more of a touring geometry from the 80s. It is italian, and extremely laid back. The reason why the question was hypothetical is because I just bought a new road bike for racing, and I am going to make the bianchi (the one of which we are hypothetically speaking) a tourer, which is was designed for in the first place. No carbon on that bike...carbon=death for touring forks. Anyway, It was nice having this nice hypothetical discussion. :D
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