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Columbus SL tubing, purchased from Colorado Cyclist in 87 or so. I would use straight mtn bike handlbar and 2finger bmx brake levers (the $4 from nycbikes). The brake calipers are shimano 105 from about 87. Do you think I will be able to run tires similar to Specialized Houfallize CX or Borough CX 700X32X (ie will there be enough clearance in the brakes?). Thanks!
 

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Friction_Shifter said:
Columbus SL tubing, purchased from Colorado Cyclist in 87 or so. I would use straight mtn bike handlbar and 2finger bmx brake levers (the $4 from nycbikes). The brake calipers are shimano 105 from about 87. Do you think I will be able to run tires similar to Specialized Houfallize CX or Borough CX 700X32X (ie will there be enough clearance in the brakes?). Thanks!

Sure why not?! I have one, from Excel ca. 1992, with long horiz drops. Sadly, it met its demise in a bike vs. car accident (as did one of my AC joints).
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Of course

Just don't f--- it up by chopping off the derailleur hanger or shifter bosses (on the down tube). Some day you may want to sell this frame (hopefully not for a long time) and chopping the frame will limit you to a very small group of people who would want to buy it. Roadies always cringe when we see a really nice frame chopped up. Just drill out some dice and hot-glue them to the shifter bosses.
 
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