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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:56 am 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
It's very hard to drop a 27' to 700c with Canti's as much as it is with 700c to 650b which I have tried on my Mercian. It is easier and works better I think with a centrally mounted sidepull as the wheel will usually end up right level with the canti stud which means hard to get any decent leverage.

Jamie

Cheers for that Jamie, I can narrow down my search to just pukka 700c frames like the Eagle, or possibly a cyclo-cross frame with mudguard eyes. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:42 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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It can be done i’m Sure of that. Just depends on the drop .
Can always check Sheldon Browns site for measurements. To double check as I haven’t looked too deeply into 27” to 700c
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:21 pm 
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Fantastic looking bike :D

Now a thread hijack :twisted:

I have one of these frames in my shed 22" it is currently p155 poorly sprayed in a yellow/orange fade :facepalm: If anyone is interested in saving it contact me :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:50 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Nice rebuild, I had the same but found the BB to be too low for my liking.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:17 pm 
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Very nice, don't see cantilever brakes around much anymore. Top class job.


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