New to the forum - this is my first post!
I have an old Raleigh Royal frame and forks (found them in a skip at local site!), must be from the the 80's. It has a rear wheel spacing of 125 and I can only presume the original wheels would have been 630 in size (havent got the original wheels with it). The frame and forks where in great condition (apart from paint job), so had them shot blasted and re-sprayed. Just started putting it all together, came to the forks and I cannot get the original crown to fit (well it fits OK, but does not sit really flush and is a little lose.) As I was going to put some 700c wheels on it (I have some brakes that will reach), can I replace the original forks with modern ones that are built for 700c wheels? or will it just mess things up as its an old frame?
Also, does anyone know where I can get some 700c wheels that will fit the 125 rear spacing. There are a few on ebay, but they all seem to be tubular rims?