Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-26-06, 12:43 PM   #1
rykoala
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rykoala's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
700c tires- 28, 32, 35? What size for an uber-clyde?

I am building a fixed gear road bike and am buying wheels that'll handle my size (319lbs measured yesterday) and am looking for recommendations on a tire. I've run 26x1.25's (559-32) at 100psi and those were fine. I am thinking about going smaller though. Would a 28mm tire at 120psi be ok? I have somewhat rough roads around here, and as my fair weather commuter it'll get beat pretty good Performancebike.com owes me some tires, so I am thinking about getting their cheapest kevlar 700c tire, but I can't decide which size!

Thanks folks!
rykoala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 12:57 PM   #2
CliftonGK1
Senior Member
 
CliftonGK1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
Posts: 11,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Don't go with "their cheapest <anything>". Especially tires.

Other than that, I don't know. Just that from the SS/FG forum, I've heard more complaints about ppl using Performance and Nashbar and LBS 'cheapies' and wrecking them in just a week or so, without skidding or anything.
__________________
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
CliftonGK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 01:18 PM   #3
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
28mm @120psi should be fine. I agree though on going with the cheapie tires, that you get what you pay for!
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 02:24 PM   #4
prodigal son
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: So Cal
Bikes: peugot fixed, Steelman cyclocross, Yeti Kokopelli
Posts: 416
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you are running 26" how are you going to fit 700cc tires on there?
prodigal son is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 02:35 PM   #5
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
 
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by prodigal son
If you are running 26" how are you going to fit 700cc tires on there?
He's building another bike.....
__________________
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 02:37 PM   #6
rykoala
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rykoala's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, I'll take that advice about the tires. The reason they owe me tires is that the 26x1.25's that I had both suffered sidewall failures. I sent them back and am expecting a whole $15 credit for both of them LOL. Right,you get what you pay for. I'll buy name brand tires. So far 28mm has the vote!

Thanks guys!
rykoala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 03:17 PM   #7
Turboem1
Banned.
 
Turboem1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Long Island
Bikes: Lemond Reno
Posts: 883
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
whats the biggest the bike can take?

regardless i will still recomend 28's. I am about 280 in riding clothes and i ride 25's at 100psi.
Turboem1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-06, 03:27 PM   #8
rykoala
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rykoala's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The biggest? I don't know. Its a Schwinn Le Tour (modified by me, thank to a hacksaw, grinder, and file that originally ran 27" wheels. I'm guessing it'll be able to take 35 to 38mm tires. But, I already have a fat tired bike. I want this one to be much faster Currently I'm running 559-57 tires! They're pretty huge. They soak up the bumps well, though.
rykoala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-06, 04:41 AM   #9
(51)
Perma-Clyde
 
(51)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Suncoast, FL
Bikes: Trek Hybrid 7200
Posts: 931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm Uber, and I am rollin' on some 700X35's (Bontrager Invert Select, 700x35c ). Put 2,000 miles on the rear before I replaced it. Never a flat.
(51) is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-06, 06:37 AM   #10
jisaak
Not So Senior Member
 
jisaak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Pt. Dalhousie, ON
Bikes:
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm running Specialized Infinities 32's on my cross bike that I ride on road & stone trails. Only 600 miles on them so far, no flats but they roll nice for a large tire and can run up to 100 psi.
jisaak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-06, 09:14 AM   #11
danielmolloy
Me Likey Bikey
 
danielmolloy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Germany
Bikes: Rivendell Atlantis, Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen, Surly Steamroller
Posts: 209
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you can go bigger, go at least 32mm. I have a set of Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires that are 700x35, but measure out to 32mm, and they are plenty fast enough. The extra volume will only benefit you and make your wheels last longer. And MINIMUM 36 spoke wheels for 700c.
danielmolloy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-06, 04:38 PM   #12
rykoala
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
rykoala's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 2,013
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Right. I'll be going 36 spoke for sure, with fixed gear wheels which for the rear is a stronger wheel than a standard dished wheel.
rykoala is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:24 AM.