What bike(s) have you converted to 650B? What tires fit?
Have you converted a bike? Comment below with the following and I will update the table:
- Year (or era)/serial number/distinguishing feature(s)/color
- Frame size
- Largest 650B tire that fit
- Any 650B tire(s) that you tried that didn’t fit
- Brakes used in conversion
- Other comments
Nishiki Comp II 1986 – 56cm – 38mm Col de la Vie, 38mm Soma B Side fit and 42mm Hetre 42mm fit. Tektro R559 brakes.
Torelli Columbus lugged steel frame, possibly from Cinelli Corsa factory, approx 1983-4 – 57cm – 38mm Col de la Vie and Soma B Side fit, 42mm Hetre 42mm also fit, but without enough clearance to be really safe. Tektro R559 brakes.
Year (or era)/serial number/distinguishing feature(s)/color: Full chrome, ca. 1984
Frame size: 61 c-c
Largest 650B tire that fit: 650b x 38 with fenders fitted
Any 650B tire(s) that you tried that didn’t fit: na
Brakes used in conversion: Tektro 559
Other comments: Easiest conversion I’ve ever done…this bike fit the tires/wheels almost as though it were designed to do so. Fork was medium trail though.
Nishiki Team Issue, mid 1980s, 56cm, Panaracer GK 27.5×1.5 (Hetres didn’t fit) w/Mafac *Racers*
Not using stock fork, so not sure about the clearance on that fork.