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    not actually Nickatina andre nickatina's Avatar
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    Preference: Fat or Skinny Tires?

    just curious what you guys prefer and why.

    i've been riding 700x23's for awhile now but think my next pair will be something wider when these wear out.

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    28s. Brick streets, yo.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    I like 35s. Could be skinny or fat.
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    the right tool for the right job. For real smooth pavement, 23, for gravel paths 32 or bigger. I mostly run 25s and 28s though a nice compromise since the pavement isn't always smooth.

    I rode this fixed on 25s, and it was doable

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    23s on my commuter.

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    i run 23s.... i only have clearance up to 28s.
    AM I DOING IT RITE

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    Fat. 700X28.
    a radar blip, an empty clip, post-nasal drip, and kung fu grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface
    the right tool for the right job. For real smooth pavement, 23, for gravel paths 32 or bigger. I mostly run 25s and 28s though a nice compromise since the pavement isn't always smooth.

    I rode this fixed on 25s, and it was doable
    that is amazing.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
    Quote Originally Posted by thebristolkid
    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    23s for everything unless it's dedicated off-road/cobbles/stone/gravel/snow then 32s
    Last edited by obstacle; 05-24-07 at 01:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijos
    that is amazing.
    Colchester causeway, 2 miles out in Lake Champlain.

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    26x1.25 is the new 700x23
    get on that NOW!

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    28 for my race bike. 32-35 for my touring bikes. I just feel more secure with a little more width and tires that get decent traction. Some roads I find myself on are pretty rough. 23's , just not very much tire.

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    road bike - 23

    for fun fixed - 23

    commuter cross bike wheels - 23

    road wheels for cross bike - 23

    single track riding wheels for cross bike - 35

    BUT i am going to be putting 28s on my other fixed soon

    why
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    i am making a minor project out of commuterizing this bike and nothing says commuter more than 28s
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    700x23 front, 700x25 rear. The 25 in the back is usually because I don't read the label close enough, but I've become pretty fond of the combo.

    26x1.5

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    Fatties, ´coz they fit fine! CrossCheck: 700 x 50 Schwalbe Marathon Supreme front, 700 x 35 Schwalbe Kojak rear
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    lets see a pic bikku
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    Older pic; both front and rear are 700x35 Kojaks. I need to borrow g/f´s digicam...
    Last edited by Bikkhu; 05-24-07 at 02:11 PM.
    I got nothing to do
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    yur saddle looks like a triceratops head
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    it came in a meat package

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    it came in a meat package
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    25 front, 28 rear. My fat ass causes snakebite punctures on skinnier rear tires.

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    700x25 michelin dynamic (sucks) front, 700X 28 gatorskin rear
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    not actually Nickatina andre nickatina's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by andypants
    700x23 front, 700x25 rear. The 25 in the back is usually because I don't read the label close enough, but I've become pretty fond of the combo.

    26x1.5
    seems like a good enough idea to me, a little more surface area for skid durability and air capacity for the added stress the rear wheel goes through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andre nickatina
    seems like a good enough idea to me, a little more surface area for skid durability and air capacity for the added stress the rear wheel goes through.
    I run the opposite (25 in front 23 in back). 25 in front for better control.
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