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Just to chime in. You mentioned your size when talking about tire size. Really, the frame is built to your body and the wheels don't have much to do with it. The same bike with 20" wheels and 29" wheels will have pretty much identical ride posture.
 

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Just to chime in. You mentioned your size when talking about tire size. Really, the frame is built to your body and the wheels don't have much to do with it. The same bike with 20" wheels and 29" wheels will have pretty much identical ride posture.
Partially true. Frames are also built around the wheels to some extent. Larger wheels also sit the bike up off the ground more which makes things more comfortable and easier to operate with my inseam. You are right that there can be different frame sizes to go along with the different wheel sizes. What you don't tend to find very often is larger frames with smaller wheels. Most retailers seem to scale them together at least to some extent. Plus I just like large wheels.
 

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You can't just throw 20" wheels on a big bike, the pedals will hit the ground, and larger wheels won't fit the drop outs and forks of smaller bikes.
Also a good point. The axle height on the dropouts is set in relation to the crank arms based on the wheel sizes. Generally speaking though most mass produced frames that can take a 29 inch wheel can also take a 26 but not always true in reverse.

At the end of the day I just like big wheels lol. I am still heavily considering buying that Kent BIg League with the 32 inch wheels and tires to build into another motorized bike. EIther using my other 110cc or maybe doing an electric mid drive kit on. No other reason than the fact that I can.
 

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You can't just throw 20" wheels on a big bike, the pedals will hit the ground, and larger wheels won't fit the drop outs and forks of smaller bikes.
But can you throw 26" wheels on a 29"/700c? My example was an exaggeration based on the rider's posture and geometry, not how the overall bike will function. I was just wanting to offer help since the OP said he wanted bigger wheels due to his stature. The wheels have nothing to do with the rider's posture or geometry was my point. That said, with bigger wheels you will also have higher center of gravity and ride height. Personally, I like my motorized bike to ride as low as possible.
 

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But can you throw 26" wheels on a 29"/700c? My example was an exaggeration based on the rider's posture and geometry, not how the overall bike will function. I was just wanting to offer help since the OP stayed he wanted bigger wheels due to his stature. The wheels have nothing to do with the rider's posture or geometry was my point. That said, with bigger wheels you will also have higher center of gravity and ride height. Personally, I like my motorized bike to ride as low as possible.
Worrying about center of gravity with my 256lbs on a 60lb motorized bike seems a bit moot. Plus, lets.be realistic here. Going from a 700cx40 to let's say a 26×1.95 tire would only lower me about 1 inch. 1 inch isn't going to be a game changer.
 

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I give a crap what size wheel you use. You asked a question about 700c mags. Someone mentioned you'd have better luck using 26" mags. You said no due to your size and ride posture. I offered information about wheels not having squat to so do with ride posture. Then I was told putting 20 inch wheels would cause the pedals to run the ground. I again pointed out that my hypothetical was just to explain how it doesn't change your posture. Now 1 inch isn't a big deal. So I don't get it. Do you need 700c wheels for your size and posture or is 1" not a big deal?
 

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I give a crap what size wheel you use. You asked a question about 700c mags. Someone mentioned you'd have better luck using 26" mags. You said no due to your size and ride posture. I offered information about wheels not having squat to so do with ride posture. Then I was told putting 20 inch wheels would cause the pedals to run the ground. I again pointed out that my hypothetical was just to explain how it doesn't change your posture. Now 1 inch isn't a big deal. So I don't get it. Do you need 700c wheels for your size and posture or is 1" not a big deal?
Dude... calm down. You are taking this stuff way too seriously and personally.

Answer to all of the above so you can just "get it" and move on. When you also take what I say out of context in order to try and strengthen your argument you are going to get called out for it. 1 inch lower will not have a big effect on the center of gravity when you consider the person on top of the bike. Plus I was being very generous with the 1 inch lower thing. It's closer to 3/4 of an inch. So... with that actual context applied my argument still stands. 1 inch DOES matter in one instance and doesn't in the other. Context matters :O

Now lets get on to the actual reason I refused the 26 inch wheel idea - it's called personal preference. I prefer 700C wheels. That's it. I even said as much earlier in this thread but you seem to have conveniently not read that part or chose to ignore it again to try and boost your own argument. Bikes built around 700C wheels just tend to be just a bit better for me in terms of comfort when looking at it as a whole generic thing because the frames are generally built a little bigger. - there I made sure you saw it that time. A slightly larger frame DOES change my posture. Yes I also know that isn't always the case (also said that previously) but as a whole there is some truth to it.

Obviously we could sit here all day and nit pick exceptions to the rule and go back and forth pointlessly to achieve not much of anything at all. You are trying to tell me my opinion is wrong. If you enjoy impossible tasks I invite you to keep going - I need things to amuse me in my life. From this point forward I am just going to ignore anything you say though since you have proven to be a rude person so enjoy wasting your time.

P.S. I figured it was worth mentioning here since you seem confused but the whole 20 inch wheel thing wasn't my comment to begin with... You seem confused about who you are talking to when trying to make counter arguments.
 

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Also a good point. The axle height on the dropouts is set in relation to the crank arms based on the wheel sizes. Generally speaking though most mass produced frames that can take a 29 inch wheel can also take a 26 but not always true in reverse.

At the end of the day I just like big wheels lol. I am still heavily considering buying that Kent BIg League with the 32 inch wheels and tires to build into another motorized bike. EIther using my other 110cc or maybe doing an electric mid drive kit on. No other reason than the fact that I can.
You could really use a 85cc dirt bike engine with 5 speeds.
 
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