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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).
    trued 'till death

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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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    Girlfriends bike. It's fun.
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