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How can I put 700cc rims on my old/new 70's peugeot road bike

Old 07-13-13, 10:25 PM
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How can I put 700cc rims on my old/new 70's peugeot road bike

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I am trying to learn more about biking in general and have been going on long bike rides with a lower end Peugeot that I picked up a few days ago. I have 27x1'1/4" tires on the bike right now. (heavy steel rims) so I'm looking to replace them quick and get something lighter. I want to get 700cc sizing on the bike, but can anyone tell me what type of work I'm in for? I know the rims will be semi-expensive, but I would like to know what will need to be done to the bike in order for it to be in good shape with the smaller rims. Right now the brakes are giving me a little bit of trouble but everything else works well.
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See all the 27" to 700c Conversion posts in the archives. you have predecessors in this plan.
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27" aluminum rims/wheels are available, although not in the limitless variety of 700c options. Sure you don't want to go down that easier road?
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Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
27" aluminum rims/wheels are available, although not in the limitless variety of 700c options. Sure you don't want to go down that easier road?
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If you go to 700c you will likely need new brakes. And if you go with a cassette system you will need to either force a 130mm rear wheel into a 126mm space or have the frame cold set. And possible a change to the rear derailleur.

Some new wheel set options for 27" (if you go this route the panaracer paela tire is very nice and inxepensive)

http://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Rear-1-1...=27+inch+wheel
http://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Front-Al...=27+inch+wheel

or

http://www.amazon.com/Sta-Tru-Silver...=27+inch+wheel
http://www.amazon.com/Sta-Tru-Silver...=27+inch+wheel

With one of the above you can switch to a lighter, better performing allow set of wheels for about $70. You might be able to swing a 700c conversion for about twice that cost.
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Buy a better, newer bike. Some people will go to any expense to save a dollar.

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