Re: [CR]convert to 700 c wheels?

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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2003 07:50:20 -0400
From: "jamie swan" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]convert to 700 c wheels?
To: Martin Needleman <>
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I hate to contradict you Martin, but I think the difference in diameter is more then that. If you try installing 700c wheels on a bike set up for 27" the brake pads will be bearing almost entirely on the sidewall of the tire. I think that you need to be able to lower the pads about 10 mm. Jamie Swan - Northport, N.Y.

Martin Needleman wrote:
> No biggie. Just rebuild your wheels with 700c rims. The brake pads will
> have to be lowered about 4mm - the thickness of two spokes.
> Martin Needleman
> Annapolis, MD
> wrote:
> >
> > good day,
> > i have a question on my atala with 5 speed freewheel and 27 1-1/4" wheels and
> > that is can i convert to 700c wheels? how is this done? thanks,
> > burl simon in warm and sunny los angeles