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Old 08-13-14, 04:13 PM   #1
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anyone know if 32mm conti touring + will fit on my Vigorelli?

I need to widen up because I'm commuting some on a path now and the 23's aren't cutting it with increasing soft spots on the path as we go into fall. I know people say conti's run smaller than their rating, so I'm thinking maybe? Or does anyone have another suggestion?
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I had Schwalbe Marathon 32's that measured out to 30 so they run small and may fit your bike. Not a bad tire.
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My experience with Contis was that most of them run 2-3 mm smaller then advertised.
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I ran over broken glass that was under a newspaper earlier today with rear tire only. Noticed it on return past same spot. I am using a kenda kwik trax on rear, and it is just a really good all around tire. It should have the width you need in 700 or 26 inch size. I do also ride across grass now and again if its flat with the pavement & it has good grip there as well.

Let us know what you end up with!

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Old 08-14-14, 01:51 AM   #5
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What is the clearance on your Cinelli frame and fork??
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I need to widen up because I'm commuting some on a path now and the 23's aren't cutting it with increasing soft spots on the path as we go into fall. I know people say conti's run smaller than their rating, so I'm thinking maybe? Or does anyone have another suggestion?
Best way to find out is to use feeler gauges of some sort (I typically use allen wrenches) and see how much clearance you have between your current tires and your brake calipers, fork crown, and chainstays. Remembering that you'll see all of the difference between tire sizes in height, and half on each side, you can get a rough idea how much bigger of a tire you can run before it rubs against something.

If you've got this bike (Vigorelli | Bianchi USA) I wouldn't get my hopes up about 700x32s, but maybe you could fit 25s in there.


And just because I like posting stuff whether it'll be helpful or not, Google "underbiking" sometime. Here's a classic salvo on that discussion: http://www.xo-1.org/2007/09/mountain...eeds-them.html
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