Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC; Huntington, WV
Bikes: 1993 Specialized Allez Pro, 1984 Trek 520, 198? Ross Mt St Helens, 1980 Raleigh Super Gran Prix, 197? Raleigh Gran Prix
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Can I convert my 1980 Raleigh Super GP to an ATB?
Not like a really hardcore mountain bike or anything, but something with beefy tires that can be ridden on some trails, etc? What would I need to do? I guess the standard atb wheel is a 26" (correct me if I'm wrong)? So if I put 26" wheels on it what size tire could I fit and what would I need to do with the brakes? Should I leave the 700c wheels on and if so what size tires would fit then?
This is the bike when I first bought it. Since then, I have removed the dork disk, put mustache bars on with new tape, and put a wright's leather saddle on it. It has a Sugino 3x5 drivetrain with bar end shifters.