Join Date: Jul 2010
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You have to be careful what you ask for.
Most current wheels are 26" (mountain) or 700c (road). 700c is sometimes called a 29" wheel (29" wheel generally is a 700c wheel used on a mountain bike.).
Of course mountain bikes have gone crazy with 26" 27.5" and 29" wheels. And of course, these numbers are NOT the size of the wheel
27" wheel is NOT a 700c wheel, but an old school wheel like 1980's Schwinn bikes.
I assume (?) you have a 27" wheel? There is not much difference between a 27" wheel and a 700c wheel as far as the frame is concerned. The tires naturally are not interchangeable. But, if there are not tight clearances on your frame, and a little adjustment in the reach of the brake pads, you can generally put a 700c wheel on a bike designed for a 27" wheel. And yeah, there are 700c wheels with a hub motor around. I got one from