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Join Date: Mar 2000
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I've NOT done it to my bike, but have thought about it for awhile. I have done it quite a bit for others though. I work at a shop that sells C'Dales and we've taken a customers bike and built up a second set of wheels for them.
If you have discs, you can easily do this. If you've got rim brakes, it's a little more challanging due to the welded brake bosses.
I've seen people put 700c rims on disc hubs and have them fit into most mt bike frames, Cannondale does this and calls them their "Bad Boy" bikes. you can also fit 650c rims if you have clearance problem. You should be fine with your F700.
You'll need to buy the wheels, a second cassette and tires, not to mention disc rotors to make the swap quick and easy.
Me, I just swap out tires. It's much cheaper than buying a second wheelset and tires. There are many companies that are now making 1" tires up to 110 psi that'll fit a 26" wheel. I can change my tires out in about 10 mins, and save myself about $400.00
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