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Old 06-06-22, 11:12 AM
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JohnMorgan
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Replacing 27” inch wheels with 26”.

OK, not sure if this is where it goes, but here it is.
Off the back of a video from ‘RJ the Bike Guy’, I took an old Raleigh 501 frame I had no 700/27” wheels for, and tried 26” wheels with 1.75” road tyres on it. Needed longer brake callipers to catch the rims, the bottom bracket is the same height from the ground as my Galaxy so ‘normal’ 170mm cranks. Added straight bars from the scrap pile because that’s what I had, and it seems to work fine.
So, if you need to make use of an old frame you have no large wheels for, you can get away with smaller wheels.
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