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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: Colnago Nuova Mexico, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
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Originally Posted by STP
I agree. Your road brake caliper opening width will probably be the limiting factor for a fully inflated 33mm-35mm tire. You could put them on flat and then re-inflate if you like. As for the wheels, there really aren't "cyclocross" wheel, despite what some may say. If you have a reasonably well built 32 spoke wheel, you'll generally be fine. As for the bike, unless you're just beating it like a rented mule, I personally would be fine with it. Hell, I used a 1986 Raliegh Technium 440 for an entire race season in 'cross and it's still providing daily commuter transportation for me.
Short reach brakes will not take a normal sized and inflated 700x32 or larger tire. Long reach calipers brakes, as found on older sports/touring bikes, can take most 700x32, but the OP has short reach brakes.
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Last edited by Barrettscv; 07-27-12 at 06:46 AM.