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How wide is the rim when measured from inside? 13mm? 14mm? 15mm? 16mm?
I personally wouldn't use 23's on anything over 16mm. If the tires run big like Michelins, I think 28's would be fine with rims up to 19mm but I doubt I'd run them on 13mm rims. I might go for narrower 28's like some Continentals on 13mm rims but wouldn't put them on anything wider than 17mm.
BTW, most 700c rims available today are 13-15mm or 18-20mm but I believe 16mm and 17mm rims used to be more common than they are now. Be sure to get the 27" bead seat, I think it's 630 instead of 622.