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?
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.