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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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    Advice, yes. htfu

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybrown View Post
    Advice, yes. htfu
    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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    reverse drop bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticotico View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ticotico View Post
    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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