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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-18-09, 05:59 PM   #1
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Tire and Rim sizing help needed

Hello Im putting together a sing speed bike and need some help locating tires that will properly fit. I have an old fram that would be fitted with a 700c wheels and gears. I want to put on some nice fat tires like these

http://www.flickr.com/photos/antbike...7612594204433/
http://www.pashley.co.uk/products/guvnor.html

Will standard 19mm road rims be able to accommodate these larger tires? I was thinking of running a diameter of 35+mm

Any thoughts are appreciated
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Old 08-28-09, 09:30 AM   #2
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yes they will, but not ideally. The tires will be slightly less round than if you mounted them on a wider rim. Is it really an issue while riding? no, not really.
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Yes, according to Sheldon Brown:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

Go down to 'Width Considerations'
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