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    Tire Question

    How wide a tire can I get on my bike? I'm currently running 700x23s and would like something wider for winter commuting. Its an '05 Raleigh Grand Sport if that helps. Thanks

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    http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

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    The rims can pretty much handle any width that fits inside the frame and fork. Cyclocross tires..

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    Usually if you have 23s you can go from 19s to 25s
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    The DA13 will easily handle tires past 25, e.g 28 or 32's would be fine.
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    My experience has been that 28mm is the widest tire that will fit through road brake calipers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    My experience has been that 28mm is the widest tire that will fit through road brake calipers.
    I can see that. Makes sense. Unless you deflate the tire, slip it in, then re-inflate it. It is simple on bikes with cantilevers; a little widget opens and re-closes the calipers quickly. A blessing considering the number of strokes needed on my little pump to re-inflate a 700x38 or 700x43 tire.
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