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Old 01-07-07, 03:45 PM   #1
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Tire swapping question

I ride 700x32C tires, and I'm thinking of swapping them for 28's, or even 25's. Will I have a brake adjustment to do if I proceed with this plan?
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Old 01-07-07, 03:51 PM   #2
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Not unless your brakes are now rubbing on your tires instead of the rims like they should.
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Old 01-07-07, 03:56 PM   #3
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Not unless your brakes are now rubbing on your tires instead of the rims like they should.
Oh yeah. Duh. See I shudda known that.
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No no no!

You must buy a completely new bike!

We are not going to let you get away with just putting thinner tires on your present bike.
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Check Sheldon Brown's site for whether tire width may be too narrow for your rims, bit other than that, it should be a trick free swap.
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Old 01-07-07, 04:37 PM   #6
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You may also need tubes. Strongly suspect what you have for the 32mm will be too wide (fat) for the 25mm.
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I did that on a gary fisher (except it had 26" wheels) - gonna let my niece use it in a tri comming up. Like guybierhaus says, you will also need tubes.
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Get that CF bike, Gary. Christmas has come and gone, soon there won't be any easy excuses. Now you can still figure it was a present that somebody forgot. bk
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You want a rougher ride and less reliability than what you now have? On the other hand, you'll be a little zippier.
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Almost as important as changing the tyres- Look at the actual tyre you will get-- Do you need puncture resistance- Are your roads very slick and you need a good gripping tyre or do you want to get an extra 2mph from racing grade rubber?

Darn it= Another question coming from Gary about Tyre manufacturers so get your answers prepared.
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