Bicycle Mechanics - 622 wheel frame, 630 fork - OK?
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05-09-11, 01:14 PM
I think I might have cocked up the title a bit, so bear with me.
The old Peugeot frame I have takes standard 28" wheels - which have 622 on the tyres.
I have a spare fork from an old mixte that fits, but the tyre on its wheel was a 630.
Am I OK to stick this fork on?
Hope some of the above made sense to someone.
05-09-11, 02:41 PM
You should have no trouble. The handling might not be perfect, but I doubt it was to begin with.
05-09-11, 05:29 PM
You might need to get a front brake caliper with longer reach. If the head tube and headset sizes match, everything else should be close enough.
05-09-11, 05:36 PM
I agree you may have to use the brake off the Mixte also. the brake reach will likely be your biggest problem, you may never notice the difference in handling
05-09-11, 05:53 PM
The difference in wheel sizes shouldn't be an issue. As noted, you might have to get brakes with a different reach.
The big thing is making sure the steerer tube is the correct length. You'll find that out soon enough.
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