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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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    remove 27" wheel, install 700c wheel.

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    Wow noob alert sorry.

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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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    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.
    Last edited by Giro; 07-30-08 at 09:04 PM.

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    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giro View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BrennMan View Post
    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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    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.






    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    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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    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by peabodypride View Post
    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).
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dobber View Post
    those paul cranks are so hot.

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