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Old 01-15-07, 10:29 AM   #1
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650 front wheel on a pista concept

i have a 2003 pista concept that i'm building up. it's a 48. anyway, i have a chance to buy a really cheap 650 wheel but the frame is not pursit bike. can i use the wheel or would that cause a huge problem. i might just save up the extra money and get the 700 front, but i was just wondering
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you could, but you'd lower the bb fractionally and throw the geo off. you'd also have a bigger gap between the tire and fork crown, unless you changed the fork too, which would negate the savings, presumably. plus, why you asking these folks instead of your wiser friends on the ny board dd?
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hey eb, ohh i just didn't want to sound like an ass on nyc forum. i figured it wouldn't work, but i figured i'd ask
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it seems to be what all the cool kids are doing these days.

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by cool kids do you mean automatons?
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Dylandom,

The main issue will be the lowering of your bottom bracket. Depending on how bad you're looking at pedal strike, and the length of your cranks, you will be fine. The only real reason to run 650's is for barspins and other silly human tricks.

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thanks for the info serendipper,
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The main issue will be the lowering of your bottom bracket. Depending on how bad you're looking at pedal strike, and the length of your cranks, you will be fine. The only real reason to run 650's is for barspins and other silly human tricks.

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hmmm 1 cm in bb drop on a bike with a high bb or 2.5 degrees steeper on a bike with already steep angles. I'm going with ****ing up the ht angle as being the main issue. 2.5 degrees in the other direction is the difference between your concept and a pretty relaxed roadie by the way.
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but it will look like an old hot rod, screw all the angles and inches.
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paging Juvi, as he has this exact setup...
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i got a 650 fork+ wheel with 0 deg trail on the fork, itz totally crazy looking and fun.
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it will work but you mess with the trail of the bike and make it handle all funny I guess if you don't have to turn its ok
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i got a 650 fork+ wheel with 0 deg trail on the fork, itz totally crazy looking and fun.
Do you have a picture of this setup? It sounds interesting....
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hmmm 1 cm in bb drop on a bike with a high bb or 2.5 degrees steeper on a bike with already steep angles. I'm going with ****ing up the ht angle as being the main issue. 2.5 degrees in the other direction is the difference between your concept and a pretty relaxed roadie by the way.
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so is this the new competition, who can get someone to take their advice before dutret has a chance to respond?
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She's already logged off, dude. I think she took my advice.

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lol, i took everyone's advice equally. thank u all. i'll let some other sucker do it first and see how their face looks afterwards
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lol, i took everyone's advice equally. thank u all. i'll let some other sucker do it first and see how their face looks afterwards
good idea. after a certain point the angles just get stupid. tried it on a fuji track pro, didn't like it.
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i always forget dylandom is a girl, because i always read "dylan" and think of, say, Dylan Thomas.
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should i change my name to dylanina.
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paging Juvi, as he has this exact setup...
Terrible idea unless you are goin to do stupid human tracks...listen to Dipper. He knows his ****.
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