Commuting - Tire help please
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First off I hope this is the right forum to be asking these questions.
Currently I have a 84 peugeot with a Panaracer urban max tires 700c x 25x. I'm getting a different bike with miche pistard track wheels.
Can I put my urban max tires on the miche pistard wheelset?
What tires can I put on the peugeot that are any wider than the urban max tires, but can handle some hard packed trails and possibly some slippery/winter conditions? They'll mostly be on the road, but I'm looking for an all purpose commuter tire.
Thanks in advance, I appreciate it.
09-03-10, 11:40 AM
The numbers on the side of the tire are 622 for 700c.. second number is width .. Measure your frame, compare.
Schwalbe Marathon Plus are a quality tire with a good reputation, made in many sizes.
but Studded tires don't come that narrow, 622-35 is it,
for black ice that is the way to go.
single purpose.. put them on as the weather reports that big freeze.
certainly you have many bike shops to repeat this question,
and they will show you what they have.. in stock
Whether your current (or any clincher) tires will fit on the new wheels depend on whether the wheels are tubular (sew-ups to some) or clincher wheels. It's pretty obvious, tubular wheels have no lip for a tire bead to grab onto. It'll just be a u-shape recess in the rim where you glue a tubular.
Assuming we're talking about a clincher rim here, you'll need to know two things:
1) With your current 700x25 (25-622 as fietsbob correctly pointed out) make a thorough visual inspection of the clearances that you currently have with that tire. If it's tight between the chainstays, the seat tube, the brake calipers or the fork crown, you may have an issue with a larger volume tire. If you have ample space in all of these areas, you've cleared the 1st hurdle.
2) Find out the ETRTO width of the rim. My guess is that if it's a 15mm rim. If so, the widest tire that you can put on and have no worries is a 700x32. If they are 13mm rims (and they may be if they are track rims) you are already at the max with a 700x25.
Thanks for the help, this has explained a lot
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