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    456c in 29 flavor?

    here I am putting together a 456c in my basement.
    it's hot and humid and the mind trips to unknown paths...
    so I ask my self if the 700c x 40 wheel, the one I've pulled off my city bike to fix a flat, will fit in the 456c?
    and it does,
    and there is PLENTY of room. maybe even for a 2-2.2 tire.

    then I check the A-C of a couple of 29 forks, to realize that a 120 travel 29er fork will be easily accommodated up front.

    so I ask myself again, why not?
    the BB will be sky high. true. trail a bit longer.
    though wheelbase same as 26 with a 150mm fork. angles the same as well.

    what do you guys think.
    does it worth a go?
    anyone had similar weird thoughts?

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    If it's a small frame, you might have toe clip overlap. And I think your trail will change although I'd have to spend some time thinking about it - handling may be odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_cycle View Post
    here I am putting together a 456c in my basement.
    it's hot and humid and the mind trips to unknown paths...
    so I ask my self if the 700c x 40 wheel, the one I've pulled off my city bike to fix a flat, will fit in the 456c?
    and it does,
    and there is PLENTY of room. maybe even for a 2-2.2 tire.

    then I check the A-C of a couple of 29 forks, to realize that a 120 travel 29er fork will be easily accommodated up front.

    so I ask myself again, why not?
    the BB will be sky high. true. trail a bit longer.
    though wheelbase same as 26 with a 150mm fork. angles the same as well.

    what do you guys think.
    does it worth a go?
    anyone had similar weird thoughts?
    A 29x2.0 tire fits in the back, but the front derailleur clearance is poor to none.

    The BB ht would be VERY tall and the small rear tire not suited to type of riding the geometry would encourage.
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    I'm thinking an e-type derailleur.
    serves as a chain catcher in the unfortunate event of chain suckage and maybe gives a little more breathing room for the rear tire.

    the BB thing is a deterrent though. don't know if it's going to be meeh or gtfo case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_cycle View Post
    I'm thinking an e-type derailleur.
    serves as a chain catcher in the unfortunate event of chain suckage and maybe gives a little more breathing room for the rear tire.

    the BB thing is a deterrent though. don't know if it's going to be meeh or gtfo case.
    The tail of the FD cage still interferes with the tire. No way around that with short chainstays.

    A FD can help reduce chain drop, but does nothing to prevent chain suck.
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    there's also this On-One Monocoque Tapered Carbon Fork
    u can run 26 rigid or 29 rigid, for tame occasions.
    not what 456 is destined for but...

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