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Old 05-17-2012, 11:58 AM
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Default Re: Anyone built up a Skyhawk aluminum frame with internal tank?

It's not a matter of width- it's a matter of wheel radius.
A 700c wheel needs about 13 3/4 inches of clearance between the dropout and the wheel stay triangle brace near the bottom bracket-depending on the tire size and verticle profile

I guess what I'm asking then is, is there enough length between the brace and the end of the rear facing wheel dropout? Could you measure the length?

Too bad it doesn't have a drill hole- that limits the brake setup to a 26" or a wheel with a coaster brake.

The frame and tank looks nice and light- if someone put out a more lightweight venting gas cap, I'd try it out- our gascaps are especially heavy for a bike, and the length limits putting it under anything- it needs a couple of inches just to clear the tank.

Last edited by Nashville Kat; 05-17-2012 at 12:01 PM.
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