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Old 09-29-05, 12:57 PM   #1
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Do these shoes fit?

I have a trek 4300. I just recently bought bontrager 700c selects. I take em out of the box and realize that the brake pads will lock on the spokes not on the rim. Is the wheel too big for the bike even if I change to a disc brake set-up? also a friend looked at them and said these wheels are not ready for disc brakes. Also I have like 1 1/2" between the rim and the frame. (rim without tire) what can I do? I really like these wheels but I don't want to buy another bike just for the wheels?!?!?!
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1. you can not use your old brakes with the new wheels. the canti pivots are in the wrong spot. sounds like you already found that out though.

2. most mountain bikes can fit 700cc wheels on them. You might not be able to fit large tires (wider than 30cc or so) but each frame is different with different clearances. I.E., you have to check it out for yourself but you will most likely not fit regular size MTB tires.

3. whether or not your wheels are disc compatible should be easy to tell. Does the hub have a place, on the non drive side, for a disc to be bolted to it?

4. Why did you get 700cc wheels for your 26'' mountain bike?

I am not trying to criticize you. I am in the process of trying to build a 700cc wheelset for my Surly 1x1. But, I am sure it has plenty of clearance for 700cc wheels and I know the hubs will be disc hubs.
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700c wheels are typically road or cyclocross wheels. I think your best bet would be to try to return them and pick up some 26" mountain bike wheels.
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I guess I also forgot to mention that I'm fairly new at this. and I wanted to "hybrid" the bike. Im not sure if thes wheels accept disc brakes. what should I look for?
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The wheelset isn't worth any of the hassles because you'll have to change the hubs (if they aren't setup for discs), get different length spokes, have the wheel relaced, and get the front and rear disc setups just to run them on your current bike. I don't think you can like the wheels that much because you have never used them. Just take them back/sell them and get a wheelset that will work with your frame.

If you want to hybrid your bike, just get some smooth 26" tires...around 1.5" wide...that'll be a start.

See unsuspended's #3 for your disc question.
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I guess I also forgot to mention that I'm fairly new at this. and I wanted to "hybrid" the bike. Im not sure if thes wheels accept disc brakes. what should I look for?
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3. whether or not your wheels are disc compatible should be easy to tell. Does the hub have a place, on the non drive side, for a disc to be bolted to it?
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To find out if they are disc ready or not look at the left side of the hubs. Are there holes for six bolts there? If so then they are disc ready.

Here is a picture showing what the bolt holes will look like.

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