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Old 02-26-06, 02:03 PM   #1
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Tire size

Will a frame built to take 26" wheels accept 650c wheels? This will be to build up a small cyclocross frame that was initially meant to use 26" MTB wheels.

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Yeah (might even take 700c wheels) but the brakes aren't going to line up with the rim and you'll have to squeeze the rear dropouts together because road hubs are a bit skinnier than MTB hubs. Just go for the skinniest knobbies you can find in a 26" size.
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