Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Check for clearance at the tops and sides of the fork and stays. Also vertical clearance under the brake.
As a guide to estimating, consider that a tire gets taller by the change in width (since it can't expand toward the rim, it's all added to the top), and by half the change in width to each side.
Use this only for estimating because there's plenty of variation in the actual width of various tires with the same nominal width. Also consider that you can work very close vertically (radially) since this doesn't change, but you want to allow some extra room to the sides for a wheel that might become misaligned out on the road.
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