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    another retro grouch Mr IGH's Avatar
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    27" rims, convert to 700C?

    I pulled my 86 Santana Arriva out of the attic and cleaned it up. It will fit 700C rims, should I convert it? I see there's more 27" tires today compared to last year, I'd like to run true 32~35mm tires on it.
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    Make sure your brake shoes will adjust enough to hit the rims square on. Other than that, no reason not to.

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    another retro grouch Mr IGH's Avatar
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    I was able to get Sun Rhyno Lites rims and DT 2.0/1.8 spokes for ~$110, worth it to me to have modern tire selection. I kept the old school 48H hubs, I didn't want to have a set of extra 27" wheels laying around. New hubs aren't cheap but I am!
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    another retro grouch Mr IGH's Avatar
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    all set, it's back on the road:
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    Hey let's ride. pathdoc's Avatar
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    That is a really nice looking bike. Get back on that thing and start riding.

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    Legs; OK! Lungs; not! bobthib's Avatar
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    Looks Sssswwweeeettt! Have fun!
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    Cool!!!! Nice lookin bike,toooo....

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