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!