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2018/07/17 11:22:57 (permalink)

Does anyone have a Corsa with 26-inch (559mm ) wheels with disc-brakes setup?

Hi,  does anyone have a Corsa recumbent with 26-inch ( ISO 559mm)  wheels for both front and back with disc brakes? Instead of 650c wheels with rim brakes that is.  How high is the Bottom Bracket for this setup? How does it ride compared to Corsa A650 , Giro 20 or Giro 26? I want disc brakes because I live in a very hilly area so I want to use some kind of drag brakes.
 
Would there a difference between Corsa with 26-inch wheels and Giro 26?
I'm looking to upgrade from a Giro 20 ( with 26" rear wheel ).
 
I wish that I can fit on the dual-700c wheels, but I'm too short at 5'6" ( 168cm) with x-seam of 39-inch (99cm) with books against the wall OR 43 inches (110cm) with back against the wall.  And I prefer a lower BB height for climbing.
 
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Re: Does anyone have a Corsa with 26-inch (559mm ) wheels with disc-brakes setup? 2018/07/23 06:56:22 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby chfong 2018/07/30 20:24:41
I have one with discs. The height of mine is not low as I have big Rubino Pro Slick tires and it is size large. My 650c CA is lower.
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Re: Does anyone have a Corsa with 26-inch (559mm ) wheels with disc-brakes setup? 2018/07/30 08:47:23 (permalink)
Did you modified your recumbents with different wheel sizes?
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Re: Does anyone have a Corsa with 26-inch (559mm ) wheels with disc-brakes setup? 2018/07/30 16:06:30 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby chfong 2018/07/30 20:24:46
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So what is the Bottom Bracket height for the 650c recumbent?


The Bacchetta site is a remarkable location for these specifications. According to the site, BB height is 32".
 
https://www.bacchettabikes.com/bike/corsa/

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Re: Does anyone have a Corsa with 26-inch (559mm ) wheels with disc-brakes setup? 2018/07/30 20:09:17 (permalink)
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So what is the Bottom Bracket height for the 650c recumbent?


The Bacchetta site is a remarkable location for these specifications. According to the site, BB height is 32".
 
https://www.bacchettabikes.com/bike/corsa/




I've already looked at the bacchetta recumbent models website.  I'm looking to see if anyone have have modified the recumbent extensively from the stock. Such as using 26-inch ( 559mm ) wheels instead of the 650c wheels on the Corsa 650c model. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
post edited by chfong - 2018/07/30 20:21:58
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Re: Does anyone have a Corsa with 26-inch (559mm ) wheels with disc-brakes setup? 2018/08/08 16:19:09 (permalink)
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So what is the Bottom Bracket height for the 650c recumbent?


The Bacchetta site is a remarkable location for these specifications. According to the site, BB height is 32".
 
https://www.bacchettabikes.com/bike/corsa/




I've already looked at the bacchetta recumbent models website.  I'm looking to see if anyone have have modified the recumbent extensively from the stock. Such as using 26-inch ( 559mm ) wheels instead of the 650c wheels on the Corsa 650c model. 



I apologize, I missed that nuance. So a 559 wheel is 12 mm smaller in diameter than a 650c (571) wheel.  The radius then would be 6mm less which would result in lowering the bottom bracket from a 650c to 26" (559) with the same width tire by 6mm or about 1/4 inch. That is assuming both wheels are the same size. Changing tire sizes will affect this but mathematics work so adjusting for tire size should not be difficult.

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