Getting a bit confused with all my wheel sizes etc at the moment.
Hoping to pick up a Kaffenback frame when they come back in stock, but not sure what to do about forks. I'll be running discs and transferring most of the kit over from a drop bar'ed Inbred, obviously I'll need some new wheels.
Regarding forks, the Kaffenback forks state they are 400mm axle to crown. My current rigid (26'er) Inbred forks are 440mm axle to crown. Can that be right? The 26" forks are longer? With that in mind, presumably I can run my existing forks on the Kaffenback, with big wheels?
I appreciate the extra 4cm is going to slacken off the geometry of the bike a tiny bit. Not enough to ruin it though, do you reckon? The bike will mainly be used for commuting, mincing about, occasional bit of road riding here and there...
Which brings me onto wheels. I know this has probably been done to death, but 700c & 29" rims are essentially the same, right? I can take a road slick and stick it on a 29'er rim? Needing basically a road wheel but with discs, I'm confused at to which sections of wiggle/CRC etc I should be looking at for wheels - MTB or road.
Another option would be to rebuild the current Inbred's hubs onto new rims and spokes. Again, 29'er rims? 700c rims? Doesn't matter?
Sorry for all the questions, all this crossover and convergence of tech has me well confused!!