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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:09 pm 
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Its probably been asked before, but does a 700c wheel with cross tyres fit inside a mountain bike rear end? I have a frame kicking about and fancy building up a cyclo cross stylee hack. Also, does anyone make a cheap cyclocross fork that takes discs?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:18 pm 
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Depends on the frame. I did on my Saracen here. No chainstay bridge helps. I have the brake adapters needed for sale too :wink:

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Cool, thanks Ed. This frame has no chainstay bridge and is disc only so brakes are not an issue. I have found some cheapo disc only cross forks too so might have a dig through the junk pile and see if i can coble something together.


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Sounds an interesting idea but won't it lift everything up a little too high? And are you going to use cable discs and a travel agent so that you can use drops?


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Dia-Compe's V-brake drop levers are good for this


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Hmm, my experience with Dia Compe 287vs and v brakes wasn't at all good, would be interested to hear if they are better with discs.

That said, Avid do a road version of the BB7 that is designed to work with STis/Ergos etc. so that's probably the neatest solution. But perhaps not on a parts bin budget.


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I'm thinking along the lines of a fast singletrack / urban commutor kinda thing; think hybrid on coke. I want a bike i can just jump on and go for a fast run for a few hours on a sunday without the drag of fat tyres. I tried a road bike last year and hated the fact i could not dive off down the footpaths i was passing along the way.
I was pondering the use of very shallow drops or Jones H bars rather than arse in the air drops. The extra height shouldn't be too much of a problem i hope.


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exactly what my saracen was for 8)


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try http://www.carboncycles.cc/ for forks

no CX ones though, just MTB & road.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:42 pm 
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a friend's running a 700c set up on a 94 bontrager race lite.

works fine. actually, he says it rides better.


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