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27" to 700C Conversion Woes

Old 02-28-13, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by EdgewaterDude
Have you used larger tires with fenders? I know that I wouldn't be having this issue if it weren't for the fender being there.
My Fuji Del Rey has 700c wheels, 32mm tires and 44mm planet bike fenders. My old Schwinn prelude(wish I never sold it ) would never fit that. You gotta kind of look around for larger clearance frames. I've just been lucky, but I would guess that the less "racy' a frame the more clearance. I don't know what your clearance issue is but do you need to notch the fenders around the fork blades?
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Old 02-28-13, 10:42 PM
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Ha, I actually just finished this little job, PLUS a rack in the back. My old '71 Frejus took 700c x 32c Panaracers, plus fenders, plus that rack (an old Showa, Japanese I think), and it still looks like I could get an off-road front derailleur on there. I did have to customize a bit, like my front fender stops right behind the brake caliper, LOL, but anything in front of the caliper is useless anyways. BTW, by far the hardest part, for me, was finding long-reach calipers. Those don't match, but neither do my fenders, so it's all good. Think of it as a theft deterrent.
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Old 03-01-13, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by manicmike
My Fuji Del Rey has 700c wheels, 32mm tires and 44mm planet bike fenders. My old Schwinn prelude(wish I never sold it ) would never fit that. You gotta kind of look around for larger clearance frames. I've just been lucky, but I would guess that the less "racy' a frame the more clearance. I don't know what your clearance issue is but do you need to notch the fenders around the fork blades?
That would be 'dimpling' the fenders, correct? I don't have side to side clearance issues; it's that these tires are so damn tall. Tonight I'm going to have another look and try the pinch bolt trick offered in this thread.
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In case anyone cares, I got the white front fender fixed & mounted, that matches that white rear. I eventually figured out how the support wires (?) connect & allow adjustment, so I swapped a broken one, for a good one off that black fender. I still had to drill out the hanger deal a bit, that connects it to the brake caliper bolt, but everything works great now. The front fender moves a tiny bit, when I apply that front brake, but doesn't rub at all. I wasted some time, trying to make the fender not move, LOL, but eventually said it's good enough, at least for now.
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