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Road wheels on a 26er mountain bike? Why not just ride a road bike? You can't ride any trails on that thing with slicks on it. I guess if you wanted to build one bike that was a compromise on the road and didn't want to keep a road bike around it might be alright. I think I'd rather have a cheap BD road bike though.
 

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Jim311 said:
Road wheels on a 26er mountain bike? Why not just ride a road bike? You can't ride any trails on that thing with slicks on it. I guess if you wanted to build one bike that was a compromise on the road and didn't want to keep a road bike around it might be alright. I think I'd rather have a cheap BD road bike though.
Double post sorry.
 

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Road wheels on a 26er mountain bike? Why not just ride a road bike? You can't ride any trails on that thing with slicks on it. I guess if you wanted to build one bike that was a compromise on the road and didn't want to keep a road bike around it might be alright. I think I'd rather have a cheap BD road bike though.
Because it's fun, because I can, because I think road bikes are ugly, because someone gave me a road bike that I rode once and hung it up. because mountain bikes look cool, regardless of what wheels are on it, because I think it would be really fun to go really fast on a mountain bike on the road, because it think it would be really fun to keep up with real road bikes, because it will help me increase my fitness level, because I have a lot of bike parts that I need to use, because I don't have to ride or drive to ride my mountain bike on dirt, because it's a refreshing change and last but not least, because you guys make it way to easy to shake things up and ruffle some feathers!
 

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I like how you reposted the thread minus the original bullshite experience behind wanting one of these.

Why don't you get creative and see what you can come up with? Seems to me like that would be more fun.
 

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Nenbran said:
I like how you reposted the thread minus the original bullshite experience behind wanting one of these.

Why don't you get creative and see what you can come up with? Seems to me like that would be more fun.
Lets not dwell on the past.

Because, I like to learn from others experience and/or mistakes. If you haven't noticed by now, this website is here pretty much so we can learn more about bikes.

So much negativity around here. I have to say, I don't find that in the other forums I visit.
 

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Mountain Cycle Shawn said:
Lets not dwell on the past.

Because, I like to learn from others experience and/or mistakes. If you haven't noticed by now, this website is here pretty much so we can learn more about bikes.

So much negativity around here. I have to say, I don't find that in the other forums I visit.
Throw a set of 700c wheels in your favorite 26" wheel frame. You probaby have all the parts you need except brakes. You can use Paul's Motolites or build up a set of disc brake road wheels. Then there is always the skinny tired 29er route, pick your poison. I find my road bike to be the most efficient for road riding though.
 

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Mountain Cycle Shawn said:
Because it's fun, because I can, because I don't even like the way road bikes look, because mountain bikes look cool, regardless of what wheels are on it, because I think it would be really fun to go really fast on a mountain bike on the road, because someone gave me a road bike and I rode it once and hung it up, because you guys make it way to easy to shake things up and ruffle some feathers!!
Whose feathers are being ruffled here? You ride what you want. I've got a road bike, and 3 mountain bikes. There's no shortage of rides at my house, and I pick the one that's best for the job rather than swapping wheels, tires, forks, rather than having a bike that is "jack of all trades, king of none." Anyway, it's an interesting build, and I'm glad you like it, but I'm just not so sure how many people have a build like yours simply because.. well.. it's not all that practical.
 

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I ride road and mountain bikes. However I have what I
call my version of a road/beach cruiser. Its a hardtail
mountain bike with street tires and flat pedals so I can
ride it with normal shoes. Its pretty light and goes fast
enough to keep up with the roadies. If I'm not keeping
up, then I'm not riding hard enough.

Best, John
 

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This is my Motobecane hybrid. Basically put slicks, road cranks and bullhorns on it. Its nice because I can ride on the road, or gravel paths, or pretty much anything I run into. Its a great exploring bike. I do have two road bikes that I ride if I am strictly riding on the road.

 

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Mountain Cycle Shawn said:
I thought about that, but I would need much taller gearing. As a mountain bike I can stick it in high hear and cruise on flat.
If you reconsider, you might discover that 700c road wheels and tires have to be approxamately the same diameter as 26" MTB wheelsand tires to fit in the frame.
 

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AZ.MTNS said:
If you reconsider, you might discover that 700c road wheels and tires have to be approxamately the same diameter as 26" MTB wheelsand tires to fit in the frame.
I was fidna say dis
 
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