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    converting Mountain Bike

    Does anyone know if it's possible to convert a mountain bike to a hybrid, ie will the smaller wheels fit??

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    I can't imagine what smaller wheels you are talking about. Most hybrids either use mountain bike rims, which are 599mm BSD or 700c (road) wheels which are 622mm BSD.
    Your best bet is to get smooth road tires for the wheels you have. These are easily available and make a great improvement for riding an MTB bike on the road.

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    I converted a Fisher Joshua f1 and it worked great.Heres what I did 4in stem riser,1.25 Forte road slicks,3 in riser bars with a short adjustable stem.End result is a bullet proof street bike with full suspension. Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steev View Post
    I can't imagine what smaller wheels you are talking about. Most hybrids either use mountain bike rims, which are 599mm BSD or 700c (road) wheels which are 622mm BSD.
    Your best bet is to get smooth road tires for the wheels you have. These are easily available and make a great improvement for riding an MTB bike on the road.
    I suspect that he means tires...not wheels. There are lots of tires out there, Bayin, unless you have a downhill mountain bike with 3 inch tires on it now, you could use just about any 26" tire. You'll probably not find anything much narrower than 1.25" nor do you probably want to.
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    Telescoping Seatpost, angle adjusting stem, slicks ... woila you have a comfy bike.

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    Yeah I run 1.75 Road flat's on it at the moment but was wondering if I could swap the wheels for some road bike wheels but just realised that mine are 650 where road bikes wheels are normally 700. So will probably look at just buying a cheap hybrid then swap the components over running Shimano 105's at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steev View Post
    I can't imagine what smaller wheels you are talking about. Most hybrids either use mountain bike rims, which are [/b]599mm BSD[/b] or 700c (road) wheels which are 622mm BSD.
    I assume you meant to say 559 mm BSD which is the ISO designation for what are commonly referred to as 26" MTB rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillRider View Post
    I assume you meant to say 559 mm BSD which is the ISO designation for what are commonly referred to as 26" MTB rims.
    OOPs, you're right.

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