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Old 03-07-2011, 10:54 PM
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Default Re: New to mb and mixte frame help?

Originally Posted by erichsmith99 View Post
I have my moms old cannondale mixte bicycle. i think it would look very cool and ride really well if i could mount it on this bike. The only issue is i think the front triangle might be a little small. Please help me. Any engineers have any good ideas of how to mount it? Could it go in top of the 2 top tubes? any custom cylinder heads that might be smaller? Can i shave down some of the cooling flaps to fit the engine. when the engine arrives next week i will let you know more dimensions, just wanted to get a head start on the build.

Also it has 27 Inch wheels, any special gearing i should use?
Mixte bikes are very cool, much better than most Walmart bikes
It's been done and it's a tight fit
The 27" wheels will lower your RPMs a bit which is a good thing unless you have a lot of hills
and/or weigh a lot.
EDIT: 27" only give you 1 MPH more at redline if they actually measure 27"
Most 2.125 cruiser tires measure 26.5"

PS: Those cooling flaps are called fins by us engineering type aholes LOL
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