Re: [CR]27 1/8" to 700 fork

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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:19:14 -0400
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From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]27 1/8" to 700 fork

At 1:58 PM +0200 9/17/07, Rich Rhodes wrote:
>Will a 27 1/8" wheel go on a 700 c fork?

Depends on the vintage. Older bikes often had very generous tire clearance, but starting in the '80s, there was a stupid fad for making frames/forks with super tight clearance.

27" wheels have a 4 mm larger radius than 700c for similar width tires.

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