Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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I understand not having cash to spare, but there's no way to thin a tire. I'm surprised it's an issue since hybrid chainstay clearances are pretty generous. Is it possible that it isn't as much a width issue as a position or alignment issue, rubs one side only, or rim obbles a bit rubbing one side, then the other?
If it's definitely a chainstay width issue, I can help you out with a low cost (under $16.00 inc. postage within USA) narrower tire. Let me know what you have now, and what you think you need and I'll confirm by PM.
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