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700c wheels on mountain bike frame?(7 posts)

700c wheels on mountain bike frame?keeshadog
Feb 5, 2003 3:48 PM
i have an extra mtb frame, an interloc racing design frame. i also have an extra set of 700c wheels. is it possible to run those 700c wheels on the mtb frame? i imagine there are geometry issues and brake boss alignment issues, but can those be resolved? has anyone ever done this? would you use a 700c fork or an mtb fork and are there any steps that can be or need to be taken if a 700c fork is used?
or is it simply better to go ahead and buy a set of mtb wheels and just avoid all of the potential problems that arise by going in this direction?
re: 700c wheels on mountain bike frame?FURRY RABBIT
Feb 5, 2003 5:00 PM
possible? sure why not i have 700c on a schwinn homegrown. cants with a rigid fork . 1.0 slicks are just as nice.
re: 700c wheels on mountain bike frame?keeshadog
Feb 5, 2003 6:11 PM
do you notice any changes in the handling of the bike? (i'm assuming your fork is a regular mtb fork, also.)
Well, slap them on and see.cory
Feb 5, 2003 5:04 PM
They'll either work or they won't. You may have some brake problems, but they could line up--my singlespeed roadie has enough up-and-down in the cantilevers to run 27-inch or 700 with just a brake adjustment. There will be some geometry changes, but I doubt they'll be worth fixing, which is good because I can't see how you WOULD fix them. And the tires may not clear the fork crown or the bridge in the back. But you can find all that out in about five minutes in the garage.
brakes will be the issuejimmy320
Feb 7, 2003 8:09 AM
the wheels will fit the frame just fine but the brake pads won't reach the rims--700c rims have about an inch more radius than 26" mountain rims--way more than any canti or v brakes' provision for adjustment.

brakes will be the issuebigolbstrd
Feb 8, 2003 5:06 AM
Then use these.
Or maybe you could use an old set of canti's and try to angle the pads up.
brakes will be the issuekeeshadog
Feb 10, 2003 9:50 PM
thanks for the tips. they certainly have inspired me to go ahead and try it. cant hurt...and it probably will turn out ok with a little work.