Tuesday, August 07, 2012
So: rumour is a 35c 700c tyre will work in the rear of an Xtracycle...thats about 692mm overall diameter. But 35c is no good for rough roads and a load. So what to do? On the one hand 26" is strongest (of the viable alternatives). But, 650b rolls betterer and gives me better gears with the cassettes i can use (this build will be last issue Saint mech and 1x9).
I have cross tyres that are nominally 35c as well that go about 695mm diameter on Stans 355 rims. I have a quasi moto on an arch that is 697mm diameter and a neo moto on a P35 that is 699mm diameter.
At present the build is: old school Kelly RoShamBo with a Moonlander fork, Xtracycle, GMG Yepp seat for the bairn, and a rear DT 350 centrelock/DT comp/DT prolock/Pacenti DL31 rim and quasimoto wheel build...front is going to be a Paul Comp rear hub, and i'll probably pull the A317 rim in favour of something beefier.....we'll see.
I will (of course) report back. Should be good.
1x9, old style saint mech and an old man huffing and puffing his daughter to nursery....
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