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Post by Admin on Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:19 pm

Was wondering if anyone else was riding any type of conversion. Question

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conversion?

Post by funeasyracer on Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:30 pm

What do you mean by "conversion". I've just purchased the Corsa Dual 24.

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Post by Admin on Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:26 pm

funeasyracer wrote:What do you mean by "conversion". I've just purchased the Corsa Dual 24.

Like you when I purchased my Strada it was a Dual 26 actually had 559s and I converted it to 700c. It took the replacement of the Avid rear brakes with Pauls Moto brakes and the Kenisis Aluminum fork with a Kestral Carbon forkwith the 700c tires I think you have more options. I gained about three mph cruising Speed and about the same on top end.

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Re: Bacchetta 700c

Post by R42Pilot on Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:06 pm

Your 700c conversion looks really nice, good job!

The one thing I didn't like about my Strada was the distance to the ground. I felt like I was doing the splits at stop lights; one foot on the pedal and one foot on the ground. How much did 700c wheels raise your seat? I'd guess only about half an inch, or so, but still....

I agree that 700s roll better and there is a better selection of tires.

I have a conversion, as well. It used to be an el cheapo mountain bike. Now, it's a Cruzbike and has quality components on it.



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Post by Admin on Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:36 pm

R42Pilot wrote:Your 700c conversion looks really nice, good job!

The one thing I didn't like about my Strada was the distance to the ground. I felt like I was doing the splits at stop lights; one foot on the pedal and one foot on the ground. How much did 700c wheels raise your seat? I'd guess only about half an inch, or so, but still....

I agree that 700s roll better and there is a better selection of tires.

I have a conversion, as well. It used to be an el cheapo mountain bike. Now, it's a Cruzbike and has quality components on it.



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The seat height on the New Stradas is 24.5 inches and that's with the 650 wheels. With the 559s that came on the 2005 the seat was about 23 inches and after the conversion to the 700c my seat height is real close to 26.5 so I gained a little better than 3 inches in height. That's why I said on my blog if you have short legs it may be something you want to think about before you proceed with the conversion.

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Re: Bacchetta 700c

Post by R42Pilot on Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:44 pm

Admin wrote: That's why I said on my blog if you have short legs it may be something you want to think about before you proceed with the conversion.

That, or some SPD compatible elevator shoes! Laughing

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Post by R42Pilot on Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:47 pm

FWIW, the conversion kit I have on the mountain bike frame is getting ready to take on a new life. I have another frame I'm going to switch it over to. It will be a rigid frame, but hopefully a little sportier. I will post pics when I get the project done.

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