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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:01 pm 
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As in frames for 27 1/4" wheelsets.
My Lenton will have guards and I'm wondering how far out it would look if at all.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:17 pm 
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Id stick to 27s... IMHO.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:07 am 
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my 1974 frame with 700c

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:32 am 
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I think that looks alright. My 69 Claud is for proper winter training and will be similar to yours, only running a singlespeed freewheel.

Out of interest are those tyres 23 or 25s?I thought some 25s might pad out the spaces a bit.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:12 pm 
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23 tubs and 25 'normal'

Its riding on some Hutchinsons at the moment.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:08 am 
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Relatively speaking it's only the same as fitting a pair of sprints so should be OK.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:39 pm 
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Here's my 1972 Holdsworth Mistral, which was built for 27", with 700s (sputnik rims with 32mm Schwalbe Marathons)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:57 am 
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Old Ned wrote:
Relatively speaking it's only the same as fitting a pair of sprints so should be OK.


You could make the mistake that I did - get 27" wheels built up before realising it was probably built for sprints :lol:

Still, I think it looks good anyway - shame the only brakes I can find with a shallow enough drop and nut fitting are useless Campag jobs which would definitely incur brown trousers if ridden in the wet.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:04 pm 
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The difference in size is so small I doubt you'd notice. I think it's about a 10mm difference in diameter overall, based on the amount I had to move the brake block down when I tried my 700c's on my old Viscount.


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