Raleigh Candice/ 650c conversion?

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Bozabyka
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Raleigh Candice/ 650c conversion?

Postby Bozabyka » Mon Aug 26, 2013 21:50 pm

Hi I have just bought a Candice for the Gf.
It is fitted with 26 650a tyres and wheels.
Would 650c Tyres and wheels fit?
700 don't leave much clearance
This is a five speed model, was it any good in its day?

MichaelW
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Re: Raleigh Candice/ 650c conversion?

Postby MichaelW » Thu Aug 29, 2013 16:32 pm

See http://sheldonbrown.com/rim-sizing.html
650A has a bead seat diameter of 590.
650B is 584, 6mm lower. If your brakes have 6mm of spare adjustment, it could work.
The brakes are Weinman deep drop 60mm.
Tektro R559 has a drop of 55-73mm which may be useful.

Bozabyka
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Re: Raleigh Candice/ 650c conversion?

Postby Bozabyka » Sun Sep 01, 2013 19:59 pm

Thanks
That's a great help

MichaelW
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Re: Raleigh Candice/ 650c conversion?

Postby MichaelW » Wed Sep 04, 2013 21:57 pm

Correction a 6mm diff in bead seat diameter is a 3mm diff in radius so 3mm adjustment of the brake block position.


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