Join Date: Apr 2009
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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Yes, except that with the slightly smaller rear wheel you'll be riding uphill all the time.
Actually there's isn't any issue. The smaller rear wheel will have the bike tilted back about 4mm, but that's anything you'll ever notice. Many riders use different width tires front and back, and I've never heard of anybody noticing the tilt it causes.
However, before you spend a penny, make sure your brake shoes will reach another 4mm lower on both brakes (planning for the future). Otherwise your effort to save some dough can end up being a bit costly.
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