Old 11-20-08, 11:11 AM
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Bikes: Univega Gran Turismo, Cannondale Synapse, Bianchi Aquiletta Folder

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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
I picked up a Univega Gran Turismo today. (snip) Anyone have good luck swapping the 27 inch wheels for 700s? ....
I swapped out the 27" wheels for 700c on my 1984 Gran Turismo. The brakes were near the end of their adjustment range but it worked just fine. After all, it's only 4 mm different- less than a quarter inch.

Here are pictures of the bike and the front brake after changing to Kool-stops and adjusting. I think I added a little straddle cable length, too, to lower the pads a bit:
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