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Originally Posted by Artkansas
For a super wide tire, you'd probably need to bend the brake arm so that it could clamp onto the frame, or make some kind of adapter
I was thinking your chain needs to be reasonably straight with the sprocket and has to clear the tire.
Come to think of it, they do build road bike wheels off-center on the hub, so guess you could do that.
Normally, the frame on a bike limits the tire size. My Worksman uses 2-1/4" wide tires, and they don't have much extra room, either. If you make the frame wider, then a standard crank arm won't clear it, which is why Worksman cuts it close there. If you're custom-building a frame, you can change all kinds of things up. And if you're building a bunch of oddball frames (like, say, Surly), then you can get some OEM stuff made up for not too terribly much to help with the issues that come up.
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