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  1. #1
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    Oct 2013

    if a bike is a 24 can you convert it to a 26?

    If so what do i need to do?

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    Fat-tired Roadie
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    Nov 2007
    Not sure what you're looking for here. With enough tinkering and a welding kit, all things are possible.

    I thought you already had an adult-sized frame?

    There are two things that determine what wheel sizes will work in a frame: the brake mount and how much space there is. So step one is to figure out if you can even fit a larger wheel in there. The tire is where you may run into trouble.

    Supposing that fits, if it's a disc brake bike, you're golden. A fair number of people converted their 26" hardtails to 650B that way.

    If it uses rim brakes, you have a problem. The range of adjustment on rim brake arms is not that great, so you may not be able to land the pads in the right place.

    What kind of bike is it? What kind of brakes? What are you trying to make?
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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