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Old 11-29-08, 02:36 PM   #1
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700c Tire Question

So i have decided to put 700c wheels on my Raleigh designed for 27" wheels.

I was wondering what size tires I should look to get, i figure i will have that extra 8mm so i can get a little fatter tires for a smoother ride.

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Go with 25s or 28s, the 28s should give you a comfy ride and don't look really fat like Mt Bike tires at all.
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I've got a 68 Raleigh grand prix with 35's on it. Those are pretty tight. I'd say 38's would be the absolute limit on mine.
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700c tires will not fit well on 27" rims.
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700c tires will not fit well on 27" rims.
no I meant that I am putting 700c wheels on my frame designed for 27" wheels.
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oh. I've had a few beers.

up to 35-38s will work just fine. really depends on what kind of ride you want: comfortable and slow or fast and bumpy. Durability, tread/slick, puncture-resistance, cost, and style are also factors.

What are you looking for?
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well I wanted something maybe in between, I was thinking of doing 28s
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oh. I've had a few beers.

up to 35-38s will work just fine. really depends on what kind of ride you want: comfortable and slow or fast and bumpy. Durability, tread/slick, puncture-resistance, cost, and style are also factors.

What are you looking for?
And how the hell do you know this? The OP doesn't even state which rim he has let alone the width.
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