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Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Flying Merkel covered the basics. The key issue is the 4mm drop in rim height at the brakes. You can look at the brakes and see if you have the extra room in the slots to lower the shoes. If it's border line, you can try lowering he shoes to confirm. The front wheel is a easy swap, but the rear might require spreading the frame, and the closer spaced gearing may be a bit sensitive for friction shifting (or incompatible with the current indes system, ie 8s vs 6s).
Otherwise there are still decent narrower 27" HP tires available, though they won't help with the look of your wider rims.
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