This is my first post on this forum so please cut me some slack if this question has been asked before.

I have a 2002 custom built Independent Fabrication steel Deluxe. Of course it is 26". My question is if anyone has converted something similar to 27.5"?

I need a new fork as my circa '98 SID is coming to its end of life. I'm guessing that putting a 27.5" fork would take care of the front but has anyone put a 27.5" on the rear? Will it even fit? I will be using something like a Racing Ralph so the tire won't be too wide.

If this has been answered before, providing a link would be appreciated.


PS: Why convert to 27.5"? I guess I'm a tinkerer and wouldn't mind jumping on the bandwagon since the bike needs upgrading anyway.