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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
You would be just fine (weight wise) but not with the old steel rims. I'm heavier and even use smaller tires with no problems. The problem is that your old steel rims won't have a hooked edge for the bead on a modern tire. The Paselas might slip off as you increase the preassure above 50 lbs. You will probably do better with a Kenda gumwall. It depends on your rims. What's the model, brand and vintage of the bike and rims?
PB, don't the Panaracer Paselas come in both wire bead and folding kevlar bead? I have the 700x28 wire bead Paselas on my Bottecchia with Rigida AL1622 rims with the slightly "bulged" sides as Frank Berto calls them, not actual hooks, and I run 105-psi with no problem.
To the OP, I weigh 200-lbs and have no problem at all with the 28mm Paselas so that shouldn't be an issue in itself.
1959 Bottecchia Professional (frame), 1966 Bottecchia Professional, 1971 Bottecchia Professional (frame),
1973 Bottecchia Gran Turismo, 1974 Bottecchia Special, 1977 Bottecchia Special (frame),
1974 Peugeot UO-8, 1988 Panasonic PT-3500, 2002 Bianchi Veloce, 2004 Bianchi Pista