Hi there just getting back into cycling after a couple of years off and after having my bikes stolen from my shed. I used to have a lovely hybrid Dawes discovery 601 (2005 model) which was all XT and rode like a dream. I guess it was more MTB with thin wheels really. That had 600 C tyres and I got used to the term. Also had stolen my beloved 1997 Specialized Hardrock MTB which I had restored from nigh on total wreck. This was familiar 26 inch territory. I also had a nice hybrid Carrera Gryphon, which was more flatbar racer and very very fast but a bit uncomfortable for me. The bikes were replaced (kinda) on the insurance although I was forced to choose from a website. I decided to go for a couple of cheaper MTB for the kids and if I fancied a bit a gentle off road 9plenty here in Bristol) and a new hybrid for the wife and me. She opted for a Claude Butler Explorer 400 nice for her commute and again 700c tyres.
I however though I might want a hybrid with a bit more comfort, and after my first 6 choices were unavailable ended up choosing a Ridgeback dual Track X2.2. As I am a total sawn off short ass I ended up trying various frame sizes and they all seemed too big, in the end I had a 15.5 frame which was weird as my MTB is a 17 and perfect. Basically this bike is a MTB with fat road tyres, and if I am honest, I dont like, it rides great, pretty quick, comfortable riding position, but it just doesn't feel right and I couldn't put my finger on what it was.
Recently a mate came round and asked why I had chosen a 29er, I didn't realise I had.
So after that short life story I am asking a couple of things.
1. my tyre size says 28 x 1.75 47-622, is this just a fat 700c tyre or do I have a 29 inch wheel (that's if a 29er is a bike with a 29 inch wheel and not some other designation). I suppose the real question may be is a 700c a 29 inch rim ?
2. can I stick a couple of 26 inch wheels on this bike without to much effort ? Forks should have plenty of clearance, hopefully discs will be alright.
Any direction here would be greatly appreciated, it may stop me selling the blooming thing.