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    27s?

    Can I put 700c wheels on an old Schwinn Woodlands MTB? WHat modifications, if any, would be needed to make this happen?
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    You just need smaller tires, and brakes that will reach the rim on the new smaller wheels.

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    Just a friendly note.
    27" wheels are not 700c.
    700c wheel has a 622mm outer diameter.
    A 27" wheel has a 630mm outer diameter.
    A 26" wheel has a 559mm outer diameter.
    Not entirely sure you could fit a 700c wheel on the back and have the brake reach the braking surface.

    Since you would be going from 26" wheels to a 700c wheel.
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    Wait, it has a 26 now? The thread title mislead me to think the current wheels are 27s. I thought it was just a funny MTB. Yeah I don't think that's gonna work.

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    Thanks! Still a bicycle Noob over here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Just a friendly note.
    27" wheels are not 700c.
    700c wheel has a 622mm outer diameter.
    A 27" wheel has a 630mm outer diameter.
    A 26" wheel has a 559mm outer diameter.
    Not entirely sure you could fit a 700c wheel on the back and have the brake reach the braking surface.

    Since you would be going from 26" wheels to a 700c wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    Wait, it has a 26 now? The thread title mislead me to think the current wheels are 27s. I thought it was just a funny MTB. Yeah I don't think that's gonna work.
    Why not? Isn't that how they make a "hybrid"?
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    If your bike has 26 inch wheels right now, you could swap a set of 650c road wheels on it, and only have to adjust the brake pads a little. Don't know if road wheels were the angle you wanted or just bigger?

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    No, a hybrid has more relaxed geometry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    No, a hybrid has more relaxed geometry.
    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2bahick View Post
    Huh?
    Yea, Huh?
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    mzeffex is truly a font of unusual knowledge...or not.
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