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Old 08-17-10, 07:12 PM   #1
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Tire fitting issue....

So, I just got my Kilo TT.
Got my new Gatorskins.
Mounted them, rear is fine. Front rubs on the underside of the brake caliper.....WTH...

I am at a loss if there is anything I can do besides change the tire or the caliper....and it will be the tire as I have a few older tires with life in them.

New tire is a 700x25... any advice?
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Old 08-17-10, 07:18 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-10, 07:32 PM   #3
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OK, I'll work on that, but how does that help with my tire rubbing the brake caliper?
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1) Sell the Kilo TT
2) Buy a Kilo WT
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what was the size of your old tire
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what was the size of your old tire
it came with 23's... figured a 25 would not be too much of a change an searched and found people even going as high as 28s....
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i can fit 25s with my front caliper i could fit 28s but not with brakes thats weird
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This might be stupid...
Try to switch the rear tire to the front and see if it will make any difference.

Since tires sizing are not always 100% accurate, your rear tire might be smaller than the front.
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sandpaper that sh*t until the tire clears.
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i can fit 25s with my front caliper i could fit 28s but not with brakes thats weird
it is very close, but does rub just a little...enough that it does not spin a full rotation w/o stopping (bike upside down). I still have a 1/4 inch before the frame is an issue.
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Just looked again, I 'think' most or even all of the rubbing is the 'extra' tire bit from the injection molding, that will where off in a few miles so I might just try to ride it a little and see if it fixes itself.
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the brakes that comes with the Kilo TT off BD has a very weird fit. I took a look when my friend bought his kilo back in May. If u swap the front brake for a cheapo Tektro front brake off bikeisland, ur tires will clear. Otherwise, what I did for my friend as a quick fix is just make the brake arms very close to the rim. When the arms are closer, the underside of the axle lifts a little. Just enough to clear his tires. Just that his brakes became really really responsive. So that's a quick fix if u wanna go that route. But my friend was running 23s. I'm not sure about 25s.
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