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Old 04-27-11, 12:00 AM   #1
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Question about tyres

I hope this makes sense. I also tried searching for this but found nothing.
I have been running a converted road fixie for a while and just bought a 58cm track frame as an upgrade because I busted my old bike.

the tires on my old bike were both 90 (27 x 1 1/4). I was also recently given a velocity front rim running 700cx28 on them but have yet to use it.

up against each other the 700c rim is smaller than my old wheelsets i think but not by much. my question is, can i run the front rim with a 700c tyre and my back rim with a fixed hub and a 27 1 and 1/4 tyre. I understand how both rims are different sizes therefore needing different tyres but I need to know if this is practical. eventually down the line I will purchase a 700c rim for the back but for the meantime will this do ok?

the back tyre is much thicker than the front 700c I just need to know if this is a stupid idea. aesthetically i dont care what it looks like but would you recommend it?
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not a track related question.
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For fixed gear questions, that are not related to racing on a velodrome, post here:

If this is somehow an actual track question, its technically against the rules to ride two different wheel sizes on the track, but I would think in any local race that wouldnt be enforced for a 700c and a 27"
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