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    Modifying my 'bent - Tires, Wheels and Brakes

    First, I'll be cross-posting this on the Recumbent and Mechanics forums.

    I tried swapping out my 700x23 rear wheel/tire (from my Trek 1000) with the stock 26x1.25 that came on the 'bent to just see if it would fit - and it does. So, now I can go ahead and get a new wheel for the rear on my 'bent.

    However, on the v-brake, the shoes will be about 1 to 1 1/4 inch below the rim. Any suggestions for brakes that would have enough vertical adjustment so I can leave them on when I want the fatter 26x1.26? I'd like to be able to just do a simple swap come winter bad weather and I can get studded tires in the stock tires for the 'bent.

    Also, I'll want to change out the front wheel with something comparable to the 700x23 without changing the front fork. Any suggestions there? It is a 20x1.25 wheel/tire on the front. I have about 1 1/4 inch clearance between the top of the tire and the fender (which I want to keep on).
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    Quote Originally Posted by charly17201 View Post
    First, I'll be cross-posting this on the Recumbent and Mechanics forums.

    I tried swapping out my 700x23 rear wheel/tire (from my Trek 1000) with the stock 26x1.25 that came on the 'bent to just see if it would fit - and it does. So, now I can go ahead and get a new wheel for the rear on my 'bent.

    However, on the v-brake, the shoes will be about 1 to 1 1/4 inch below the rim. Any suggestions for brakes that would have enough vertical adjustment so I can leave them on when I want the fatter 26x1.26? I'd like to be able to just do a simple swap come winter bad weather and I can get studded tires in the stock tires for the 'bent.

    Also, I'll want to change out the front wheel with something comparable to the 700x23 without changing the front fork. Any suggestions there? It is a 20x1.25 wheel/tire on the front. I have about 1 1/4 inch clearance between the top of the tire and the fender (which I want to keep on).
    You can also get a 650c wheel with a performance tire - that might make it easier to find a brake with enough adjustment to work.
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    Paul's Motolite V-brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchiefransom View Post
    Paul's Motolite V-brakes.
    What he said. There are some V-brakes made for the BMX market which have more vertical adjustment, but I don't think they'll elevate the brake shoes 1 1/4". Here's some:
    http://harriscyclery.net/page.cfm?Pa...ils&sku=BR7442

    Another alternative would be to find a place to mount a conventional road caliper brake. I don't know- without seeing the bike I can't tell you much.

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    Thanks, y'all got me thinking more about my options.
    Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm.

    In response to bicycling being so dangerous: "We could all died today from any number of accidents. I'm not going to stop living to keep from dying." The Northern Tier by Lief Carlsen

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