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Old 05-24-06, 05:21 AM   #1
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funny things...

putting on a new 23mm tyre to find that you now have about -0.5mm seat-tube clearance [and vertical dropouts]

ho ho ho....

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Old 05-24-06, 10:06 AM   #2
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Stay away from the Specialized All Condition tires. 23mm tread on a higher-volume body means they're a lot fatter than the normal 23mm. Fantastic tire, but not for low-clearance applications.
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eh, deflate it to 25psi

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Just ride on the tube.
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I tried putting 28's on my old Giant conversion and discovered that the wheel wouldn't turn.
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Now I use a well worn Gatorskin. The flat spot gives me nice clearance.
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eh, deflate it to 25psi

but then i lose the rolling resistance advantage i gained by running tubulars!

meanwhile: today i also found out why it's a bad idea to run brand new, unscrubbed tyres in the rain.

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