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    Senior Member EdIsMe's Avatar
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    Want to try something different...

    I'm looking towards starting a new project in the near future and part of the project includes a bicycle that absolutely must have the classic track bike, horizontal top tube, steel frame look... but I would like to use thicker tires (32c-42c).

    Then I thought... "I wonder if I could swap out the wheels on a kilo tt for 26" or 650b/650c wheels to make room for the larger tires, and then just swap the brakes for some long reach ones. Think it could work?

    P.S. Pedal scrape is not a concern. However, having front and rear bakes is. Not having brakes is not an option for this project.

    Also, I am willing to accept other frame options, provided the price for frame+headset+fork is less than $500.

    Thank you in advance!

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    i smell bacon yummygooey's Avatar
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    Surly Steamrollers fit 38c tires according to the specs. Frame/fork/HS can easily be had for less than $500.
    // yummygooey

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    Hi, I'm Bryan. jimmytango's Avatar
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    You thinking of making a tracklocross bike? Cuz a friend of mine has already started on that ****.
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