26 inch wheels on 27 inch frame?

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  1. Grant

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    I have some 26 inch road wheels from an old Huffy that is too small for me. I havee been thinking about the 26 inch, skinny road wheels on a 1x5, 27 inch road bike with drop bars.
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  2. Bart52

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    That just doesn't look right to me. Maybe you could try a wider tire that would give a little height too.

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    The black bike has the 26" wheels on it I like it better than the original wheels. The 27" will that was originally on the front is what I'm going to put on my French bike which is going to be a single speed.
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    That thing is even weirder than the bike I sold a few months back:
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    23,5" frame, 26" wheels
     
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  6. Grant

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    I don't see how the blue bike is weird.
     
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    Agreed, other than that it is a little tall. Looking at the seat stay bridge, the tires look like the correct size
     
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    When I first saw it live, with comparsion to my Gravel (28" wheels, 21" frame) the wheels looked kinda too small for the frame size (they both were the same height). Definitely would look better with 28" wheels.
     
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    Large scale mini velo.
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