Sep 29, 2002 6:01 AM
|I have a old Fuji with 27 inch rims amd wish to buy a wheelset thats 700c.Will it fit OK and will the brakes be spaced properly.The Fuji is nearly 20 years old but I like it and fits me well.|
|Borrow a set and see if they fit....||TFerguson|
Sep 29, 2002 12:54 PM
|Trying a set is the best way.
Brakes: Some older brakes have enough adjustment with the pad position to accomodate the different diameter rims, most don't.
Hub width: Is your frame spacing the same as the new wheels you are looking at. An old steel frame can be "re-spaced" but that's another question.
Freewheel/cassette: Does the new set match your existing set-up as far as number of gears, etc.?
Others on this site may be able to give you more spacific info, but these are the areas to check.
|Most upgrades don't make economic sense.||Spoke Wrench|
Sep 30, 2002 5:25 AM
|It looks to me like you are getting ready to start down a slippery slope that can make a 20 year old bike cost as much as a new bike but still ride like a 20 year old bike. Unless you have an unusual reason for starting down the upgrade path (ie. you are 6'7" and the bike has a 27" frame) I wouldn't advise going there.|| |