Wheel confusions

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by andyanansu, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. andyanansu

    andyanansu New Member

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    Hi
    various source told me, a 700cc wheel is:
    28 inches, 27 inches, 27.3 inches, 27 1/3 inches.
    how do you define a 700cc wheel?
    why does it called 700cc instead of like 27 inch or something?
    Andy
     
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  2. boudreaux

    boudreaux New Member

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    Sheldon Brown at www.harriscyclery.com has everything you need to know about wheels and tires.
     
  3. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    A 700c is about 26 3/4 inches depending on what size tires you're using. It's probably called a 700c because 680c just doesn't sound cool. There is a 27 inch size, but it isn't the same.
     
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    andyanansu New Member

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    thanks for replies from boudreaux & artmichalek
    it's seem there's lots different wheels avaliable out there,
    but surely one of them have to be the most popular?
    as LBS can't be possible to stock every size of wheels
    Andy
     
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    boudreaux New Member

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    Well sure. Current road bike is 700c witrh a few 650c. Most MTB are 26". There are some smaller kids sizes.
     
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