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What are, if any, the signature postural differences between riding a 26″ bike and a 29″ bike?

Wheel size can sometimes have repercussions on fit due to the bike design considerations where wheel size is a factor. But, those considerations largely deal with design choices rather than absolutes. ...
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What's the 26" tire that is the same width as 700×35c

35mm is 1.378". That's the same as 1.375 for our purposes. So you'd get a 26x1.375 tyre. But tyre sizing isn't that precise, and anyway is affected by tread and the width of the rim you put it on....
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Problem with replacing inner tube of old bicycle with tire code: 47-559 (26 x 1.75)

A 26 * 1.75-2.125, 47/57-559 tube should be fine for a 26 x 1.75, 47-559 tire. Tubes can appear to be a little floppy and oversized on a rim before inflation. Remember the tube expands radially ...
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Is this inner tube too big for the Rim?

Some tubes are just like this. It is unlikely to be a problem in use. Put a bare minimum of air into it - just enough to handle it, but not even the amount that fills out its base shape. From there, ...
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Why mountain bikes had originally 26 inch wheels?

Wheel & tire sizes are a source of unending confusion. The more you learn, the more confusing they get. 29" mountain-bike wheels have the same bead-seat diameter as modern road bikes: 622 mm (...
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What are, if any, the signature postural differences between riding a 26″ bike and a 29″ bike?

If the three contact points of Hands, Feet, and Backside are in the same relative places, then the rider's static posture will be identical regardless of the bike's shape or wheel size. But nothing is ...
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Stop-A-Flat tube for 26 x 2.25 tire

Amazon web pages says Stop-a-flat tubes are "Size Specific" to a tire and care should always be taken when matching the tube to the tyre. But then Please note that the 1.75 sizes will fit a 1....
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Are plus forks a suitable alternative to fatbike-specific forks?

Here are potential issues that may or may not arise from such solution that I see. Geometry changes. As it has always been, control that the head tube angle of the bike changes in a way that does not ...
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Can i fit 26 x 2.3 tyre to 559 x 19c rims?

It will be on the squirrely and unstable side, especially if ridden aggressively, but this combination was common when narrow MTB rims were more fashionable and ubiquitous, so it will in all ...
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Vintage MTB with Hollowtech II - FD doesn't reach outer ring

There are two main things I see: You are using an MTB shifter with a road front derailleur. The cable pull ratio is different making them incompatible. The chaineline is off. Your FC-MT210-3 has a ...
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Disc brakes installation

Rotor size is unrelated to wheel size, but your fork will have a maximum rated size. Any larger than the rated size will put you at risk of a (literally) fatal breakage. Disk brakes dump a lot of ...
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bigger tires smaller bike

Most likely no. That is too big of a difference in wheel sizes. The frame does not likely have enough room for the larger wheels. If you have rim brakes there would also be the problem of adjusting ...
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Looking for ideas - Decent cheap 26" 1 1/8" suspension fork for 1996 Trek 950 mountain bike

Honestly, it seems that you want too much of everything at the same time: cheap, good, compatible with your depreciated frame suspension fork. You might reconsider your constraints. Compatibility ...
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26 inch rigid fork on a 27.5 inch mtb

The key measurement you need is the axle to crown length required. It's the distance from the center of the axle to the bottom of the frame head tube. The axle to crown length takes into account both ...
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Run 26" wheels on a 29er

If you look at bike literature from the early 29er years it was the best thing to buy. There were some issues that showed up after they became common enough for recreational riders. Recommended frame ...
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Change wheels diameter from 28" to 26"

It can sometimes be done, but usually you will run into problems. Major problems: Brake compatibility: Rim brakes do not reach the rim in its new position. Disc, drum and coaster brakes are not ...
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Changing wheel size on Jamis Aurora Elite to 26"?

What you don't want to do under all circumstances is make large enough changes to the outside diameter of the inflated tire that pedal/crank clearance with the ground becomes an issue. Geometry will ...
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Is this inner tube too big for the Rim?

No, they are commonly like that for me, even if they are officially certified for my sizes. They may be more difficult to put but work well when installed. Maybe this is because some are certified for ...
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Changing wheel size on Jamis Aurora Elite to 26"?

The strength of a wheel has comparatively little to do with its radius, and a lot more to do with the quality of the wheel building, and the number of spokes, and the design of the rim. If a frame is ...
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Changing wheel size on Jamis Aurora Elite to 26"?

You are correct that smaller wheels can be fitted on a disc brake equipped bike, however, bikes are designed for a particular wheel size and changing that size can cause lots of problems. If the drive ...
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Can I replace a 26"/2,0 rim with a 26"/1.75 rim?

2.0 is the diameter of the tyre/tube in inches. So a 1.75" tyre will be smaller and slimmer, and probably a little faster. 26" is the diameter of the whole rim, but check the tyre for its ISO number ...
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Are plus forks a suitable alternative to fatbike-specific forks?

Note that a 4" tyre would have less than 4mm of clearance on each side. If your wheel goes slightly out of true or starts picking up debris, it may rub or even jam.
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Maximum recommended cassete size for 26 inch wheels

It's totally doable to use these large cassettes on 26" wheels. Some high end children's MTBs still use 26" wheels and are sold using such cassettes. For example COMMENCAL Meta HT JR 26"...
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Is it possible to fit a 26" fork to a 29er bike frame

Update: Fixed bad calculation for the BB drop, thanks to @mattnz. Physically, it may be possible to fit the fork alone. But the resulting bicycle will be dangerous to ride, for at least two reasons. ...
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Fork travel for 16" frame size, 26" wheel hardtail

Acceptable fork travel is primarily defined by particular bicycle frame design, not by rider's height or other parameters. More specifically, it is important to maintain the same or close distance ...
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Is my new-to-me used suspension fork a MY2000 Manitou Mars Elite Hyperlite?

Hayes tech support recently returned my call on this, and although they don't have access to serial number records that far back, they did confirm that the 11-00 manufacturing date stamped in the arch ...
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Is it possible to fit a 26" fork to a 29er bike frame

Firsts-off: On a practical side for reusing old components on a new frame, you need to make sure all the standards match: Fork steering tube bottom bracket width / size /desing rear wheel dropout (...
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Looking for ideas - Decent cheap 26" 1 1/8" suspension fork for 1996 Trek 950 mountain bike

As Grigory suggested, I looked around online for a "vintage" decent fork and found a Manitou Mars Elite 26" 80mm fork from around 2000 for $120 in good shape. It'll be a fun learning experience.
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Change wheels diameter from 28" to 26"

As already said, and my addition, things that that won't fit or cause problems: brakes - if caliper type or cantilevers - won't fit. Roller brakes are wheel-dependent, disc brakes are partly wheel-...
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