Originally Posted by superj
ok, i haven't swapped anything yet because i think it will be expensive to do.
i did convert the drop bars on the western auto bike to hybrid bars and put it on the trainer though so everyone in the family can ride it for exercise.
i also won some sweet 600b or c rims on ebay to swap with my wheels on my specialized when i do some events. i will ride the 26x1.9 wheels/tires for daily riding/exercising and keep those new ones for events...
You're doing it again, brother.
Now, you lucked out because you bought 650c wheels which are 571mm, meaning your RIM BRAKES will work with them. Hopefully.
Different hub spacing, but that should be okay too.
Those **650b** conversions you see are done on DISC BRAKE bikes.
You can make either one work, but it would really be just for something to do.
Anyway, Michelin makes a 1.1 slick that weighs 200g, just in case you should ever decide to do something the easy way.
Eagerly awaiting your next post on how to make an 11 speed Campy cassette work on a 13 year old mountain bike.