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Max Tire Width in Old 10-Speed Frame
Hey Fellow BF MEmbers!! I hope you all have been able to enjoy the nice summer weather by zipping around on some lightweight and interesting old bikes!
I have a question about old 10 speeds that have been converted to 700C.
I have my bike - the CCM Torino 76 - shown here
, and I recently cut the back tire on km 32 of a 33 km loop ride. I bought a new tire, which I love and think it the most beautiful tire in all creation. But it is a little wider then I expected. It is a Kenda KwickRoller EZ Ride in 700X38 c. I can return it. I have the tire on the rim now my bike is outside and I am wondering what you all think the odds are that it will fit. Keep in mind this is a 27->700 conversions so there is quite a bike of space.
What is the widest tire that can fit in the average old 10-speed that has been converted to 700C wheels? Whats the widest each of you have ever used in such a bike?
Last edited by LarDasse74; 05-24-12 at 08:07 PM.