So I have a frame that I'm trying to build up for my wife. I don't happen to have the frame on me because a nice member has it in an oxalic acid bath.
When it comes back, I was wondering where do I measure (or does it depend on the brake) to know how wide of tires I can fit in there and whether or not fenders will fit?
Is there one set place I should measure?
Before anyone suggests just throwing something in and trying it, all the wheels we have currently at the house are 26" and this frame was built for 27" wheels (though I'll be building a 700c wheelset for it).
I'm hoping to fit 32-38 mm tires and some fenders in there, but would like to know how to tell before I go wasting money on something that won't work.
The frame is a Fuji Gran Tourer SE mixte (probably from '80 or '81) if that makes any difference at all in where/how to measure or if someone has one and knows what will fit there.
I got the frame with some unbranded centerpull brakes that according to the previous seller had enough reach to do either 27" or 700c. I was planning on replacing them with some new sidepulls as they're rather beat up if there is an affordable option. Is there a good way of telling how much "reach" they have so I know what I should be looking for? At least, I see "reach" as the measurement listed on a lot of brakes, so I'm assuming that's what I need to know.