POS Frames, 27" Tires, and Single Speeds
POS Frames: I should have listened to some of the folks here that my noname brand frame might be a real piece. It was bent, and not worth fixing. Made out of some crappy steel that you can practically bend by hand. So, a single speed that was all finished is now scrapped because I based it on a POS frame. Lesson? Not all lugged steel frames are the same. Just becuase its lugged steel doesn't mean its any good.
Of course I had built the bike as a 27" wheel bike instead of 700C, because I already had 27" wheels. So now I'm stuck with 27" wheels and tires that I spent money on. I won't mention the stem I bought for it and the 25.8 seatpost that was $10. Won't see that again. Anybody need a seat post?
The good part out of all this is that the mech at the LBS I went to to have the frame checked said he had a 60 or 61cm Centurion frame and fork he'd sell me for $20. So, I have a new frame to pick up tomorrow.
Out of all this my only question is that if the frame was originally built for 700c wheels and tires, will the 27's I have likely fit? I understand its only a 4mm difference so I'd think it would, but...