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    Building my fixed commuter, tire question

    Hello, as a part of converting my ~80's nishiki custom sport into a fixed gear commuter I bought these vuelta xrp wheels.
    http://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ils&ProdID=548
    they're nice enough, but the 23 tires are a bit hard, i was wondering what do you all think would be the fattest tires I could fit on them?

    think i could put some 700x30's on them or is the wheelframe too narrow? they came stock 700x23. i feel every pebble @ 110 psi.

    my nishiki CS is an awesome frame and i am in love with it, i think it is wide enough for just about any of the tires so that shouldnt be an issue.

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    BTW: Thats "As Always, Sheldon Has The Answer".

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomgear View Post
    BTW: Thats "As Always, Sheldon Has The Answer".
    but of course

    I was just on his site but missed that graph, thank you.

    so, it looks like these are (in bold below) a 18 right? that confuses me because 1, 18 isnt listed, but if it was it'd be in between 17(sizes 25-37) and 19(sizes 28-44), my 23 isnt listed there. or is the 700x18 listed below the exterior rim size? meaning i need to take off the tire and somehow measure the inside gap?
    XRP-TRACK Size: 700C X 18MM clincher Material 6061 T6 Aluminum Type: Double Wall Finish (Color): Matt Black Braking Surface: CNC Machined Sides Valve Hole: Presta 6.5MM Spoke Material/Type: Stainless 14g Spoke Count: Front: 32 Rear: 36 Lacing: Standard 3 cross Nipple: Brass CP Finish Freewheel Compatibility: Single Speed spin on Cog Type: 16t 3/32 Steel Hub Material: Forged 6061 T6 Aluminum Hub Finish: Matt Black Hubs: Vuelta Sealed Cartridge Bearing (2 bearings in front hub, 2 bearings in rear hub) Axle Material: Steel Axle Type: Solid Axle Length: Front - 143mm, Rear - 177mm Axle Nuts: Stainless with built in rotating washers. Spacing: Front - 100mm , Rear - 120mm plus two 5mm spacers to get 130mm if desired. Tires: Free 700 x 23 110psi blackwall

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    Yep, you have to take the tire off the rim and measure the gap. I had to do the same with my Sun Rhyno rims.

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    the 23s that come stock on those are hard and crappy... kendas? try a 23 gatorskin -- i notice the difference so i only use those tires as a last resort
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