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This is so cool! It's elegant in it's simplicity. I have an old Raleigh Pursuit frame and a 26 inch fork with brake studs and you've got me thinking.........
 

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If I recall the spacing was 125mm. You can cold press the steel frames to adjust the spacing. It’s easy to do. There are a few good YouTube videos on the subject. My opinion is yes. You could cold press the spacing down to 110mm. Others might disagree with me. But if you find an old varsity for $35, have some fun with it!
 

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The brakes are the bigger challenge when going to 26inch wheels. I am using 1080 long reach sold by porkchop BMX. You loose a little braking power with the long reach brakes. I did a similar build with a varsity and 26in wheels with a coaster brake. That looks very clean too.
 

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