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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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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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    Not unless your brakes are now rubbing on your tires instead of the rims like they should.
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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    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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    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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