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Posted: Jul 8, 2022 at 11:26 Quote
No worries @kinny-pb & @singlespeedtoday, glad you've found the info useful.

I stumbled across them myself and it had to go on file under useful, as I've an issue with my bike where the seatpost won't fully go down. Looks as though the welds have slightly defomed the seat tube and it needs a little sussing to solve the problem.

Posted: Jul 13, 2022 at 7:52 Quote
Hey guys just an easy question.

I have an old road bike from around 2006 and looking to buy a newer one soon. probably used.

Are modern road bikes still running 26 inch wheels or do they run 27/29? I have no idea.

Cheers

Posted: Jul 13, 2022 at 14:02 Quote
TomMack wrote:
Hey guys just an easy question.

I have an old road bike from around 2006 and looking to buy a newer one soon. probably used.

Are modern road bikes still running 26 inch wheels or do they run 27/29? I have no idea.

Cheers

Modern road bikes are 700c.

Posted: Jul 13, 2022 at 15:02 Quote
TomMack wrote:
Hey guys just an easy question.

I have an old road bike from around 2006 and looking to buy a newer one soon. probably used.

Are modern road bikes still running 26 inch wheels or do they run 27/29? I have no idea.

Cheers
Not even old road bikes ran 26" wheels... road bikes have been 27.5" (650b) or 29" (700c) since before I was born and I'm old af.

Posted: Jul 13, 2022 at 15:53 Quote
Lol, old 70s bikes ran 27” tires. The only thing weirder than tires are old vintage bottom brackets. Trying to find a swiss bb was a PITA before the internet.

Posted: Jul 13, 2022 at 19:10 Quote
Yeah, it’s so confusing. Marketing bs…

27” vintage road = 630 mm
29” modern mtb = 622 mm
700c road = 622 mm
27.5” modern mtb = 584 mm
650b road = 584 mm

Posted: Jul 13, 2022 at 20:25 Quote
But wait, there's more! The Germans, for some inscrutable reason, refer to an ISO 622 rim as 28" (yes, inches, in an otherwise metric-using country). Look at any Schwalbe or Continental tire or tube. So 28 is 29 but both are smaller than 27. Go figure!

Posted: Jul 14, 2022 at 7:38 Quote
Yeah, that’s a funky one. Then there’s all of the proprietary Schwinn tire sizes. God help us.

Sheldon Brown has a great page if you want to get really deep into the weeds.

Posted: Jul 14, 2022 at 14:36 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
TomMack wrote:
Hey guys just an easy question.

I have an old road bike from around 2006 and looking to buy a newer one soon. probably used.

Are modern road bikes still running 26 inch wheels or do they run 27/29? I have no idea.

Cheers
Not even old road bikes ran 26" wheels... road bikes have been 27.5" (650b) or 29" (700c) since before I was born and I'm old af.

Some people refer to 650c as 26", as if this wheel size circus wasn't enough fun.

Posted: Jul 14, 2022 at 18:09 Quote
Cheers[/Quote]
Not even old road bikes ran 26" wheels... road bikes have been 27.5" (650b) or 29" (700c) since before I was born and I'm old af.[/Quote]

Ah ok. Didn't know thanks

Posted: Jul 15, 2022 at 15:16 Quote
singlespeedtoday wrote:
Yeah, it’s so confusing. Marketing bs…

27” vintage road = 630 mm
29” modern mtb = 622 mm
700c road = 622 mm
27.5” modern mtb = 584 mm
650b road = 584 mm

Though I have managed to squeeze 700c tubes and tires onto a 27" rim before - tire levers very much required

Posted: Jul 15, 2022 at 19:22 Quote
abennett219 wrote:
I have managed to squeeze 700c tubes and tires onto a 27" rim before

Pics, or it didn't happen.

Posted: Sep 1, 2022 at 17:06 Quote

Just finished this bad boy

Posted: Sep 2, 2022 at 3:15 Quote
Agreed! That color really sets it off nicely. Great looking build!


 
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