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Old 06-10-09, 09:26 PM   #1
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700c 23c Wheels

I am about to buy a fixed wheelset for an old Centurion road bike that originally used 27" wheels. Will this wheelset work for it? I will be running a front brake. Sorry I am sure this is a dumb question but I am just getting into fixed and I don't know sizing yet.

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By the way this is the wheelset I might get.

http://cgi.ebay.com/700C-TRACK-FIXED...ayphotohosting
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Old 06-10-09, 09:49 PM   #2
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yes easily. Brakes shouldn't need much adjusting to fit. Just lower the pads by a few mm's.
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Old 06-10-09, 09:50 PM   #3
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700c is smaller than 27". They will work just fine, however you have to take into account the smaller size and may have to get longer reach brake calipers. These are pretty easy to find.
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So I should be pretty good then just doing a simple swap of wheels. Awesome thanks guys!
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only reccomendation if you buy that wheelset, which by all means i think its the best deal for a wheelset if you are just getting into fixed, is change the cog and lockring RIGHT AWAY. the junk they put on there is super soft steel and will strip the **** out of your hub, but other than that, have fun!
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You're running into a good bit higher likelihood of pedal strike if you're running fixed. Makes a lot more sense to just get wheels that fit properly
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You're running into a good bit higher likelihood of pedal strike if you're running fixed. Makes a lot more sense to just get wheels that fit properly
a few mm closer to the ground, yeah he should just have a custom frame built!

700s replacing 27s has been done many times, he will be more than fine running those wheels.
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I switched to 700-23c wheels just fine from 27's
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qft: may have to get long reach brake calipers

you shouldn't have any toe overlap now if you didn't before.

and if pedal strike is bad get shorter crank arms.
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