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    Ross Eurosport First build /wheel question

    hey everyone I been wanting to build my first fixie for a while now. I went to a flee market today and found a Ross Eurosport from the 80's with no rust for $20. iv been doing research for a bit now but there is one question I have that I hope you guys can help with. The bike came with 27x 1/4 wheels in it can I put 700c on it. Its one but of info I searched for but can not really find anything on it. Im not going to have a back brake but I may put a front brake. any info will help thanks.1491717_661030977277839_8417739705924120262_n.jpg

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    First off, the wheel size is simply 27" and the tire size is 27x1-1/4". The rim diameter is 8mm larger than a 700C rim. You will need new tires and probably different tubes with Presta valves. Your existing front brake caliper will work if the pads can be adjusted down by at least 4mm. Otherwise, you can use 700C wheels, provided the rear axle spacing matches your frame, which will be either 120mm or 126mm.
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    I just checked the rear axle space and it was 5in and that comes to 126mm so it wil fix. Thanks for your help I was going to get new tubes and tires anyway so that's so big deal. I just wanted to make sure the 700c where not going to be too big and be rubbing on the frame or top of the fork. Thanks again for your help.

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    Does that have the front freewheel system? Looks like it might. If so (and probably even if I'm wrong), I wouldn't bother with that frame.

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    That does have a front freewheel. Just ride it as is.
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    I'm sorry I don't know what a front free wheel is.. I don't know the term

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    I see what it is now. That will not matter I starting the frame from scratch. I ripped it down to bare frame and will be using a bottom bracket adapter with the 68mm 102 sealed bracket and all new parts throughout.

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