I wasn't sure how to search the databases for this info, but whatever. here it is:
I've got a 58cm klein quantum. it's a pretty tight frame as far as tire clearance goes, and i've been wanting to start using a slightly wider tire to be able to cover a wider range of terrain, maybe even some cross stuff. Can i rebuild the rims with a smaller hoop, change the brakes to some long reach/wider clearance calipers, and just lose maybe a cm or cm and half in stand-over?
My wife has a older touring bike with 650's with 35c tires, so i instinctively slid them into place before i even asked this and things looked like they might work. But what am i missing? Crank length problems if i lower the overall height of the bike?
I realize i might be better off with a different bike, solving many of my problems from the frame POV, but i just sorta love my klein too much.