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Old 04-24-07, 07:45 PM   #1
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700c fork on an old 27" frame

A newbie question...I've searched the forum and haven't found a specific answer to my question. So here is the question...I know I can run a 700c fork on a 27" frame with 700c wheels, but will this make the frame lean down or forward in the front because of the size difference? or will it be unnoticable?
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Yes, but if you put a 700c wheel in the rear, all is well.
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My girlfriends 27" Univega conversion has a 700c fork on it. It's a unicrown KHS fork and the clearance is super tight. This has actually affected the handling a little bit as the original fork had about a 1/2 of clearance between crown and 27" tire.

She runs a 700c wheelset. The handling is changed, but not dramatically enough to be detrimental (I actually like it more).
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i switched the long rake 27inch fork on my raleigh to a short rake 700c fork, it made the bike more aggressive and 100 percent more awesome to ride
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Thanks for the info...any photos of this? I think I'm going to try this set up.
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I've seen headsets cause more difference than what you're talking about.
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