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Old 07-29-08, 10:09 PM   #1
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Converting from 27" to 700cc?

Is it possible to convert an old fuji to 700cc?
The ease of the conversion?
Sorry for the noob question.
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Old 07-29-08, 10:16 PM   #2
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remove 27" wheel, install 700c wheel.
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Old 07-29-08, 10:21 PM   #3
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Wow noob alert sorry.
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Old 07-29-08, 10:25 PM   #4
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You might want to check that your brake pads can reach low enough, if you run brakes.
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Old 07-29-08, 10:28 PM   #5
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Plus maybe longer reach brakes. Tektro R556 LINK or similar long reach brake might be needed; once again the late Sheldon Brown's site is the one to consult, in this case HERE. For an older bike, also visit his site HERE.

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Old 07-29-08, 11:15 PM   #6
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Thank you!
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Plus maybe longer reach brakes. Tektro R556 LINK or similar long reach brake might be needed; once again the late Sheldon Brown's site is the one consult, in this case HERE.
Hey, this page also solved a brake-installation problem I was having with my son's old Peugot. I knew the answer already, but Sheldon tells me exactly with dia drill I need.

Refer to his section: Mounting recessed calipers on older frames
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Is it possible to convert an old fuji to 700cc?
The ease of the conversion?
Sorry for the noob question.
You may also want to try the search function next time. This is a frequent topic.
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Old 07-30-08, 05:17 PM   #9
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The only issues are that your brakes may not reach and you'll further drop the height of the bottom bracket.

I got lucky with the Purple Mistake, the Weimann Centerpulls still reached.






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You may also want to try the search function next time. This is a frequent topic.

Yeah, but its nice to occasionally churn the muck up from the bottom and I get the opportunity to post The Mistake again.
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Old 07-30-08, 06:06 PM   #10
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For some reason too much reading this forum tells me I am supposed to hate that bike, but it's gorgeous (as a slow-moving MUP/small town cruiser).
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For some reason too much reading this forum tells me I am supposed to hate that bike, but it's gorgeous (as a slow-moving MUP/small town cruiser).
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I bought a decent set of 27" wheels for $136 from ebay (seller:fixedgearguru) for my '73 Raleigh Record. I'm just sayin'...
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those paul cranks are so hot.
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