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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 10-18-10, 10:57 AM   #1
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Larget tire for a 2008 Madison?

Anyone? I had Schwalbe 28s a while back., but cant remember if I had more room there.
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Old 10-18-10, 11:00 AM   #2
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You could definitely go bigger in the frame but I don't think you'd be able to squeeze much more than a 28 into the fork.
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Old 10-18-10, 01:47 PM   #3
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You're lucky. Vintage Madisons can only take up to 25. If you want or need a bike that can accept wide tires, the Kilo WT or Kilo OS is your weapon of choice!
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Old 10-19-10, 05:48 PM   #4
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I have a similar bike. I squeezed a 28 on, but had to dremel out the brakes, and in the rear only use the back half of the drop outs.
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Old 10-19-10, 06:17 PM   #5
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get a crosscheck, run it fixed and put 700x50's on it!
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