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    RobRoy Owners, Question on Tires

    to any RobRoy owners

    what is the largest size tire you have put on ????

    I want to get a set of marathon plus 38's and was wondering if they will fit before I fork out the dough, I will be running no fenders

    http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/1323
    Marathon Plus HS 348 | Schwalbe North America

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    According to IRO, the rob roy can take 35s without fenders and 32s with fenders. I wouldn't buy anything larger, at least not until you have the frame and can judge for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doco View Post
    to any RobRoy owners

    what is the largest size tire you have put on ????

    I want to get a set of marathon plus 38's and was wondering if they will fit before I fork out the dough, I will be running no fenders

    http://www.schwalbetires.com/node/1323
    Marathon Plus HS 348 | Schwalbe North America
    Marathon Pluses run big; I highly doubt they'll fit.

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    i run 35s and it looks like i have plenty of room to go larger if i wanted. i think the site's estimates are somewhat conservative.

    that being said i'd agree with the above that i wouldn't risk it unless returning/eating the cost of the tires isn't a big deal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    hey dirtyphotons, you think there might be room for the 35's and fenders? you have pic of your bike with the 35's on anywhere

    this is my last bit for the group buy...god I hope tony get's em out to us soon...

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    actually i have run 35s with fenders, so it's definitely possible. of course every manufacturer has its own definition of a 35mm tire, but i believe these were some cheapo performance ones:



    fenders are planet bike speedez and they work great. they rattled like all get-out with the rack on there though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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    yeah sweeeeet bike,almost exactly the way I am building mine up...damn I like the blue, I wish we could have gotten that color on the group buy

    but for 160 for a RR I would ride any color

    I like the way those tires look, exactly what i want

    I have a set of the planet bike fenders too.....they rattled all last year and this year when I put them on I took zip ties and lashed everything down...rattles all gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by doco View Post
    I have a set of the planet bike fenders too.....they rattled all last year and this year when I put them on I took zip ties and lashed everything down...rattles all gone
    good lookin out, i'll remember that if i re-commuterize the rob roy. these days it's all stripped down to a race and trails machine at which it performs equally admirably. i love that bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon Brown
    Because when fashion conflicts with function, I vote for function.

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