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Old 07-26-2011, 04:49 PM   #60
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19 '' to 690 SMC,,do-able???

Originally Posted by cord4530 View Post
I've read that the 21" wheels will hit the caliper, but I was curious if anyone had tried to mount a 19" wheel on the 690 SMC. I've used that size front wheel for other adventure bikes, and I love the great tire selection and stability in gravel/dirt. I figured if anyone knew, it would be you!

well just talked with Zach and we believe we could pull something like this off,,,we have a few tricks up our sleeve with custom X-laced wheel patterns,,,FYI ,,, the 17 inch front SM wheels use this technique too,,,to gain a little more room

what would help is to send the wheel in after you mark the spot on the spoke closest to the edge of the caliper,,give me a rough idea of how much it clears by,,,then we can extrapolate where that spot would be on a 19'' version and what we need to do ..

FYI,,even under the best efforts to create clearance we have every once in a blue moon needed to resort to shaving/filing a mm or two off the offending spot on the caliper

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