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    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!

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    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.
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    28mm @120psi should be fine. I agree though on going with the cheapie tires, that you get what you pay for!
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    If you are running 26" how are you going to fit 700cc tires on there?

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    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.....
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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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