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    Folding tire question

    Hi all,

    My Safari has 700 X 46 Vittoria tires. HUGE!

    I am thinking of going to a 700 X 42 or 38.

    For carrying a spare, are there any tires close to these sizes that are foldable?

    Thanks,

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    Learn the technique and any steel bead tire can be 1/3 of it's size.. still Round.
    people store band-saw blades , by the same manner, fwiw.

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    google this "foldable 700 x 38", i did. just a start.

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    Any reason not to go down to a 28-32mm?

    I put 26's on a bike that had 37's with no problem.
    My rim width is 22mm, which is pretty wide.
    I wouldn't go smaller than 26, but I have no qualms with 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Learn the technique and any steel bead tire can be 1/3 of it's size.. still Round.
    people store band-saw blades , by the same manner, fwiw.
    Still carry spare tires that way, not a huge fan of "foldable" tires, prefer the old school steel wire beads.

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    the Rivendale sold Jack Brown is a 622-33. those are sold to the performance ,
    not touring rider , so they are fast but fragile., Kevlar bead . with a Kbelt , or without.

    Michelin HiLight tour were a folding touring tire , 20 years ago.

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    found the folding technique at Crazy Guy on a Bike.. Nice and simple.

    Google, "folding a bike tire"

    click on the SheldonBrown link.

    Easy.
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