Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
Bikes: Rocky Mountain RC30, Soma Sport Fixed
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Building a Winter Bike, 27 inch wheel frustration!
So I found this old lugged steel frame I want to convert to a Single Speed Bike for winter. Was planning on getting studded tires, as I have heard those are the best for the times where you have run-ins with ice.
But, as i recently discovered, they don't make 27" studded tires. D'OH!
So I have three options, Make do with the wheels i have, Or see if I can construct a Drop bold ala-sheldon brown, and get some 700c Wheels, OR find some road calipers long enough to reach 700c Rims on a bike that originally has 27" rims.
Well first off, Wheels aren't cheap, and i am trying to do this bike on a budget, at least for this year. So I'd prefer not to do the drop bold conversion, same goes with the Long Calipers. At least not for this year.
So that leaves me with one option really.
Winter Tire suggestions for a Southeastern Michigan Commute. Mostly Road commuting, not a lot of off-road.
There is one option I have been considering, and that is saving up some bucks and buying nicer rims for my other bike and using the 700c's on it now for the winter bike, but would prefer not to do that till spring.