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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-19-06, 01:37 PM   #1
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wheel question

i am converting an older nishiki that had 27 x 1/4 wheels on it. do you all see any problem with getting some new 700c wheels for it? thanks!
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Old 05-19-06, 01:39 PM   #2
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no but your brakes may not reach.
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Old 05-19-06, 01:40 PM   #3
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Just brake reach. 700c is slightly smaller. Like 4mm in radius.
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Old 05-19-06, 01:40 PM   #4
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it will lower your bottom bracket about 4mm and if you have brakes your brake pads with need to move down about 4mm to accomodate.
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excellent i assumed that would be only problem. thanks!
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