|27-inch Wheels: Keep 'Em or Swap-out w/700c? Why? nm||mdehner|
Jul 21, 2003 10:37 AM
|Pros and cons ...||Humma Hah|
Jul 21, 2003 10:59 AM
|Against the 27": good tires are getting a little harder to find in this size. They're strictly clinchers, and I think they don't handle quite the pressure as 700c clinchers and tubulars. They're ever so slightly larger diameter, so if you need a fatter tire you can go fatter with 700c.
Against the 700c conversion: Possibly your brakes won't adjust to them. Borrow a set for a few minutes and check this.
Jul 21, 2003 11:01 AM
Tire selection is a tad more limited; but can still get some nice conti's and panys (I'm sure a few others, too).
Why replace them before you need to?
FWIW, I have three sets (cheaper than owning three bikes). one 27", two 700c (one raceset, one trailset). I ride the 27" about 99 percent of the time.
|Im gonna start using a set of 27's.||Trevo|
Jul 21, 2003 4:17 PM
|I've noticed that theres quite a few choices when it comes to 27inch tires, like above person said; panaracer and continental.
|Other choices; IRC and Kenda||KG 361|
Jul 22, 2003 10:07 AM
|I have a pr on my Bianchi crosser when I use it on the road. They ride great and grip really well in the rain. Cheap, too. ($19 a tire).
The knobbies that I have on it are Kendas. $10 a tire! =)
|re: 27-inch Wheels: Keep 'Em or Swap-out w/700c? Why? nm||Hung Solo|
Jul 22, 2003 4:29 PM
|I'm in the same situation and I posted the question to rec.bicycles.tech and Sheldon Brown mentioned that going to 700c rims will lower your bottom bracket and your cornering clearance - something that I hadn't considered. He also mentioned the brake issue, which someone else already brought up.
If you find any sources for a reasonably priced wheelset, I'd be interested in hearing about it.
|re: 27-inch Wheels: Keep 'Em or Swap-out w/700c? Why? nm||Steve_0|
Jul 23, 2003 3:35 AM
|(of course, that depends on the profile of the 700c tires you choose).|
Jul 23, 2003 5:10 PM
|I got my rear wheel on e-bay and my front at one of my LBS's. Front is a Svobos hub w/ a Weinmann rim (36 spoke) and rear is a Quando hub w/ a brand "X" rim. Not hi tech-but they work.|| |