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    650c rims/mtb frame/v-brakes?

    I'm a bit confused with all the tyre sizes around..
    I would like to know if 650c road rims are compatible with v-brakes on a mountain bike.
    Reason I'm asking is because i had this stupid idea of setting my old mountain bike up with a 28" fork up front while maintaining a smaller (650c) wheel in the rear..
    Because experimenting is healthy..

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    I can't answer your question but if it helps any there is also a wider 650B size to accommodate wider tires than the C size.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Experimenting is fun. Try it and report back, please.

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    My one experience on a Schwinn Homegrown it worked just fine. But, on that particular frame the brake pads were all the way to the bottom of the slots to fit 26" wheels so I had a lot of room to move them up to fit the 650c wheels.

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    If my calculations serve me correct, about 6mm of adjustment is all you need.

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