Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    new tire question

    I have a road bike that I want to make into a confort bike so I want to make the tires wider, but I know nothing about bikes, on the tire it says reccommended 100psi max 110 psi (7.0BAR 690 KPa) Maxxis 700X22C c-1115-1. What is the max size tire that I can use?

  2. #2
    Senior Member late's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Southern Maine
    Posts
    8,290
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi,
    The typical thing with a tire too big is that it will rub against the frame and won't turn. Not good. That depends entirely on the frame.
    Which bike do you have, and is there some space above the tire that
    a bigger tire could use? Take it to a bike shop and ask, they'll know.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by late
    Which bike do you have
    This is my bike http://www.cykloshop.cz/nikita2/karta.php3?ID=684 , no I don't understand the site but I couln't find one in english...

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    well??

  5. #5
    The Rabbi seely's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    4,957
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, he answered your question. Take it to a shop, because we can't tell you without seeing it.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

  6. #6
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    Well, he answered your question. Take it to a shop, because we can't tell you without seeing it.
    Actually you need to read his post again. If your bike is truly the bike in that link, it's running Alex rims Da-22's. I couldn't find any information from the manufacturer about min/max tire sizes however.

    Tell us what tires you plan on putting on.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any bigger size that fits...

    I believe that these are them at there english site

    http://www.alexrims.com/rims/r_da22.htm

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If i get flat (highrise) handlebars will two of these work with it?

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?...reid=&pagename=

    Other parts...

    What do you guys think about these parts, will they fit?

    Handlebars:

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?...reid=&pagename=

    OR

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?...reid=&pagename=


    and i'm not sure which tires yet....

    maybe these?

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?...oreid=&pagename

  9. #9
    The Rabbi seely's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    4,957
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Actually you need to read his post again. If your bike is truly the bike in that link, it's running Alex rims Da-22's. I couldn't find any information from the manufacturer about min/max tire sizes however.

    Tell us what tires you plan on putting on.
    The frame is what will most likely be the limiting factor, not the rim.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How can I tell for sure what the biggest size tire I can put on is?

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,341
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The limit is set by tyre clearance at the brakes and the rear chainstay bridge. Have a look and see how much room you have spare.
    If you have a typical racing bike you will be able to fit 25mm easily, and possibly some narrower 28mm. Different makes vary widely in their actual width even if they have the same designation.

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    43
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There is not very much room... would these fit? http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

  13. #13
    Senior Member late's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Southern Maine
    Posts
    8,290
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Probably not. BUT we CAN'T know that. Looking at the picture, I doubt you will get anything bigger than a 700x25c on there.
    Either take it to a bike shop, or get a 25c. If there is room for something larger than a 25, you can go larger when you replace them.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •