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Old 07-27-09, 10:33 PM   #1
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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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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.
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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Huh?
Yea, Huh?
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