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1975 Raleigh Competition gravel conversion? & sizing advice

Old 01-12-19, 07:06 AM
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I think that bike is your size judging from this pic. You would have a hard time getting the bars that high with a smaller frame. Before shortening the stem, move the brake levers back up on the bars. They look a little low to me.
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I have a similar vintage Competition that I converted to 650B. Loads of clearance all around for 42s that way.

I could have stuck with 700c and had pretty wide tires, as you're looking to do, but then the standover height was going to get difficult for me. I really like the bike. You got lucky that the original Huret Jubilee was still on yours. I had to go hunting for something more affordable.

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