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    Cannondale F400 - taller and slimmer wheels? ( Newbie question )

    Hello forums,
    New poster here!

    I just got given a F400 cannondale by a family member who hasn't been riding in many years.

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    The bike looks decent and has no scratches, I decided to store it indoors because it looks like it would be worth more than $100 and I don't trust the outside.

    I would like to ride this bike Im 6' tall and this bike has a Large frame but I feel like it's way too small for me - from the wheel perspective at least - they look tiny compared to my other regular commuting bike.

    I would like to buy some better wheels, and convert this to more of a roadbike than what it is.

    What do you suggest I should do? Can I buy 700cc slimmer tires on this bad boy?

    I am really new to this, I usually just ride - without asking questions - whichever bike I am sold that I am told would fit me. I also commute every day.

    Any advice would be very welcome
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    650b plus a 38-40 tire would be a good plan. I don't know if 700c will fit under that fork unless you go with a true road tire.

    Check out the F series thread on this forum. A lot of cool, revitalized F series bikes on that thread.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin View Post
    650b plus a 38-40 tire would be a good plan. I don't know if 700c will fit under that fork unless you go with a true road tire.

    Check out the F series thread on this forum. A lot of cool, revitalized F series bikes on that thread.


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    Thanks I will search the threads right now

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    You won't be able to change wheel size easily without disc brakes, as the brakes won't line up correctly. Large is the right size frame. I would suggest semi slick tires.

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    What ^he^ said.

    Rim brakes means the wheel size is what you have to use.

    Disc brakes would have allowed you to change diameters without a problem.

    There's plenty of slick, 26" tires available though, so go fish!

    Enjoy, that's a made in the USA frame, and well, they just don't make them in the US anymore, all part of a proud heritage being squandered by a couple uber rich boyz who like big box toys as much as real bikes.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grubetown View Post
    You won't be able to change wheel size easily without disc brakes, as the brakes won't line up correctly. Large is the right size frame. I would suggest semi slick tires.
    Good catch. I didn't even pay attention to the brakes. I just bought an F series bike with a Lefty but it is full disc.


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    Thank you, what do you mean by "big box toys"?
    This bike is great, I just need to fix the tires because they're leaking a little bit of air and get something more comfortable for the road (which I can always swap out later on) - maybe take it for a gear check at the local pedal pushers, other than that - it's a dope bike!

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    Cannondale is owned by a holding company that also owns Pacific, GT, Schwinn, and a few other brands that are sold at big box retailers like Walmart etc.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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