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Old 11-14-19, 09:46 PM
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How about now?
nope! ...lol

i hope someone else chimes in here...hint..hint. am i the only soul who doesn't see a picture from noglider?
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Old 11-15-19, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by thook View Post
nope! ...lol

i hope someone else chimes in here...hint..hint. am i the only soul who doesn't see a picture from noglider?
I didn't, and then I did, and now it's iffy again. Google is surely to blame. So I'll try snarfing it and attaching it directly:

( @noglider, if you'd rather I didn't, I can take this down.)
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There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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Originally Posted by jlaw View Post
$25 for a set of Pacenti rims with Compass tires - plus a Surly bike! Great find - and put to good use modifying your 412.

I'll never get tired of seeing 650b Treks - you've got a beaut. 42's with room for fenders - very nice - and I like that front rack.

Good to see the 650b conversion thing is still alive.
I'm a big fan of seeing other people's 650B-converted Treks as well. There's just something so right about it. @inkandsilver and I have the same year, color, and size of 710 frame. Mine is still original minus its wheels (now with Gipiemme hubs laced to Mavic Module E rims) with its 600 arabesque, but if I was to go full conversion, a triple would be going on it, as well as a Nitto Noodle bar. The Campagnolo drivetrain is also a consideration, but I'd like to think I'd run my Simplex Retrofrictions over a 9 or 10-speed cassette, just for the fun of it.
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Old 11-15-19, 11:21 AM
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This is driving me crazy. How about now?

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Works for me, @noglider! (In two ways.)
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Old 11-15-19, 03:30 PM
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The tires are Pari Moto 38mm. The wheels are cheap hubs with Sta-Tru rims. It has a 7-speed freewheel which is odd because I have 10-speed shifters. I plan to renovate the drivetrain eventually, but it works OK so far. I might not keep 650b wheels on this bike but put them on a different bike.
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@noglider....

fantastic creation! i really like how it all looks together. what length of stem did you use? maybe 7cm?
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@noglider....

fantastic creation! i really like how it all looks together. what length of stem did you use? maybe 7cm?
Thanks! It's a tallish stem, and the extension is only around 6cm. The reach still feels long. I notice I keep my hands on the drops and never on the hoods. Maybe a different shape handlebar will change things? I never know with this stuff.
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in my experience, the veloce levers seem to me to have a longer reach when resting on the hoods. i mean, the lever body is pretty long. in which case, to me, they seem to work better with a compact bar around 80mm reach when trying to optimize fit/reach. just a consideration
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Originally Posted by thook View Post
in my experience, the veloce levers seem to me to have a longer reach when resting on the hoods. i mean, the lever body is pretty long. in which case, to me, they seem to work better with a compact bar around 80mm reach when trying to optimize fit/reach. just a consideration
Good point. I'll see if I have bars like that. I have a huge collection. I used to do conversions for neighbors of drops to uprights. Thanks.
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650b conversion for Switchback Hill tires

In process: https://www.flickr.com/photos/216244...57711839216552

This will fit 650b x 48 (that's 48, not 42) Switchback Hill tires and RAID brakes.

Recent vintage Columbus SL main triangle so conventional diameter and 858 walls. The rest is either Columbus or True Temper.

Rinko and head/tail light configured.

73 HT, 73 ST, 565mm TT, 570 ST (C/C), 825mm Stand-over, 450mm Chainstays, 75mm BB Drop, 67mm Fork Rake, 33mm Trail, 126mm Rear Space (or 130).
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Old 11-24-19, 09:48 AM
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Can somebody give me the width and height measurement of a Pari-Moto on a Pacenti rim?

I've got a conversion in mind, but it will be tight with a Pair-Moto.
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Old 11-24-19, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
Can somebody give me the width and height measurement of a Pari-Moto on a Pacenti rim?

I've got a conversion in mind, but it will be tight with a Pair-Moto.
Pari-moto's come in at least three sizes!

But hold on, I'll get you some numbers.

Edit:
Pacienti Rim,
"38" tire is 38.5 mm wide, 334 mm radius
"42" tire is 41.5 mm wide, 337 mm radius

Uncertain WTB disc rim
"48" tire is 47.3 mm wide, 340 mm radius

I used a pretty cheap wooden ruler, so caveat emptor.

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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
Pari-moto's come in at least three sizes!

But hold on, I'll get you some numbers.

Edit.
Pacienti Rim, 42 mm tire is 41.5 wide, 38 is 38.5 mm wide. The 48 tire is 47.3 mm on some WTB disc rim.

Now I have to go find a meter stick.
Excellent!

Thank you very much!
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