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Originally Posted by jeckyll
I realize it's an odd question
On the other hand, it may make zero sense to put money into the lowest end Nishiki frame. I might be better off to just find a bike already equipped the way I want and get rid of the one I have.
Your "on the other hand" comment is right on target. As much of a Nishiki nut as I am, the Rally is the lowest entry level Nishiki made. If someone gave me one, I'd take it in a minute, but I would not sink big money into a Rally. If you can do all the work, and have the tools and know how, then there's nothing to lose, but if you're paying a LBS to make any changes, then IMHO it's not worth it.
As for putting 700C rims on a frame with 27" wheels, the biggest concern is whether or not the brakes are long enough to move the pads down so they properly contact the sides of the 700C rims.
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