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Old 04-26-08, 06:12 PM   #1
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26" Wheel on 58 Surley Long Haul Trucker?

I'm going to buy a 58 Surly Long Haul Trucker, but I want to know if I can run 26" wheels on it (on the off chance that I --- oh, I don't know --- want to go off road on the widest tires).

I know it comes standard with 700c wheels, but just seeing what my options are.

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Old 04-26-08, 06:42 PM   #2
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nope, you're more likely to smack your crank against the floor and the brakes don't line up.
Why not a karate monkey? you can fit 2.1" wide 29'er tyres on that.
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You can go offroad on 700c tires. Just get 700x37mm tires and you are set.
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I believe the complete LHT comes with 37mm wide tires already. You can fit tires up to 45 mm wide according to Surly. Just get some cyclocross tires and roll!
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nope, you're more likely to smack your crank against the floor and the brakes don't line up.
I forgot abut the crank. I figured that one could go with disk brakes it it had the mounts.

I have been thinking of building a 26" commuter/tourer. I keep my eyes open for a late 80s/early 90s MTB with a steel frame which I recall generally had standard road geometries.
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