Bicycle Mechanics - Tire swap
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06-02-03, 05:26 PM
I ran over a rock and ruined one of my 700x25s on my roadbike. I've got a pair of 700x28s for my hybrid, will they fit on my roadbike rims? Same tubes?
06-02-03, 06:33 PM
If you have enough frame and brake clearance for the wider tire, there shouldn't be a problem.
06-02-03, 06:39 PM
Might want to measure the inside width of the rim. A 28 is a little wide for a 13mm-wide rim, as I learned once to my regret once upon a time. Iven if it clears the frame and the calipers, there's a lot of slop in the handling of a bike with too-wide tires.
06-02-03, 06:52 PM
Thanks for the replys. Maybe I better just ride my hybrid Wednesday. I just don't have much time to go to the LBS before then. I wanted to get a touring style tread for my roadbike,I just wanted to wear the tires out that came with my bike first:D
06-02-03, 09:53 PM
I use 700X28 on my road bike all the time. You will not notice any real difference running 28 over 23 except less flats a better ride and you spend less on tires. My avg speed did not change at all when I switched to 28's.
06-04-03, 05:51 PM
Thanks for your post. I bought bigger tubes and put the 28s on. Rode 34 miles and they worked great. I may go back to 25s someday but I'll have fun wearing out these 28s first.
06-04-03, 06:18 PM
Was the damage to the tire enough that you couldn't ride, or were you able to get home on it?
06-05-03, 05:43 PM
With a dollarbill holding the tube in from a big gash it held about 60psi but leaked slowly.My spare tube had holes in it from something jabbing it in my wedge pack. I put 4 glueless patches on it. I actually called my wife to get me but only got the answering machine. She showed up in the car a few miles from home but didn't think to grab a bikerack. I chugged home rather than cramming my bike in the trunk. I woke up in the middle of the night with bad cramps in my legs so I must have got a GOOD workout.
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