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    wheels size or tire size?

    I recently bought a better fitting frame. I made sure bottom bracket and headset sizes would work with my current parts but realized this morning that the wheelset I have isn't fitting on this frame. The front tire rubs on the top of the fork. The wheels are from a Bianchi Pista and it has pretty thick tires on it, not sure exactly how big though. Do I need an entire new wheelset or could I just use slimmer tires?
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    Look on the tire side wall and tell us what it says for size. My guess is you have too big of a tire.
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    Probably tires that are just too big...could you take a picture?

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    Tires are 700x28C. It's a Myata frame and fork btw.

    Pic


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    Real bike frames aren't made to take 28mm tires, get some good 23's

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    real bike frames aren't made to take 28mm tires, get some good 23's
    +1

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    thanks, any recommendations on something less than $50 for a pair?

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    It depends what kind of quality you are looking for. I usually buy cheap Chinese tires because the roads around here are so crappy that it's cheaper for me to keep buying cheap tires than to buy good ones.

    I'm currently using these , but their price is seems to be on the rise just because they are colored (they come in blue, red, yellow, black, and white) - I got them for $30 shipped 2 weeks ago. These are cheaper and probably better (they actually have some kind of tread that will make a difference); I remember reading a good review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutsofgold View Post
    Tires are 700x28C. It's a Myata frame and fork btw.

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    yeah looks like the frame was designed around 26" wheels.
    you can file down the fork where it rubs for that real tight clearance look.
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    ****, so should I get a new wheelset or will 23 tires be ok?

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    no, hes wrong. 23c tires should fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REMspeedwagon View Post
    yeah looks like the frame was designed around 26" wheels.
    wrong

    Quote Originally Posted by REMspeedwagon View Post
    you can file down the fork where it rubs for that real tight clearance look.
    don't do this
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    Real bike frames aren't made to take 28mm tires, get some good 23's
    That's the most asinine comment I've heard on this forum yet!

    <------- holding up the wrong finger btw!

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    I have a hard time fitting 28s in my Trek. I can do it, but just barely. Both the frame and the Shimano 105 brakes are very tight.

    But don't think you have to get 23s. I gave up on 23's entirely. 25mm is a much more reasonable size for many people. Also, many tires are undersized. Most of my 25s actually measure 23 when I get the calipers out.

    If you do decide on 23s, go to probikekit.com. They've got lots, their prices are hard to beat, and shipping is free. They have the Vittoria Rubino Pro in 25s, for <$20. This should be a nice durable tire. I may buy them next. Or the Continental Grand Prix 4000 in 25mm, for around $33, if you want something racy, and available in colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutsofgold View Post
    Tires are 700x28C.
    You'll need a smaller profile tire or use one of these on the bottom of the fork crown:


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    If you are looking for some cheap good tires, I picked these serfas 700x23 tires up for 20ish at my LBS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzz2050 View Post
    Real bike frames aren't made to take 28mm tires, get some good 23's
    Are you an idiot, or are you just an idiot?
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    Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    Are you an idiot, or are you just an idiot?
    I give you a 2/10 for your observed behavior of disrespect for someone who has an opinion different than your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darksiderising View Post
    I give you a 2/10 for your observed behavior of disrespect for someone who has an opinion different than your own.
    ROFL. Come on, that's du jour here. Are you new to the internet or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator View Post
    ROFL. Come on, that's du jour here. Are you new to the internet or something?
    Who calls it the 'internet' these days? It's 'interweb.' Get with it.

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    I thought it was a series of tubes?

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    ^ I laughed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    Are you an idiot, or are you just an idiot?
    I'm sorry the italics are to subtle for you. I'll try and use the proper <Sarcasm> </Sarcasm> tags next time

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