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Old 09-04-17, 02:08 PM   #26
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My LBS just quoted a price on another set of wheels that was set up with brakes, cassette, and Schwalb Supreme touring tires in 700x40.(40-622?). Build price was $790. Yikes!!!!

Since I live in the mountains of Idaho for 7 months, the beaches of S CA for 4 months and travel at least a month, I prolly will just leave the MTB tires on while in Idaho and go for a more "roadie" tire only during the 4 mos in SCA. Changing tires twice a year just doesn't warrant the cost of new wheels.

After reading Sheldon Brown's website on tires, now know what the 622-60 on my current tires means. These tires look definitely crimped in.

Back to looking for more multi use 40-60mm tires. Since I ride with folks riding hybrids and cyclocross bikes, don't want to be the slowest one in the pack.
Did you ask the shop what was the width of the rim or narrowest tire the rim can take? A cheap vernier caliper can be bought for $15 at the hardware store and will be a useful tool to have.
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Old 09-04-17, 04:38 PM   #27
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Great point, they have been closed for the past three days to observe the holiday. I tend to call as soon as they open. I did check my local hardware store but no metric measuring devices and no calipers. Closest one is 110 miles away. Only bad thing about living in a very small town in the mountains...only 1 place to buy hardware or tools.
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Good enough:

https://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch...iper-7914.html

$2.99
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Guys, we're talking about measuring a rim width, a measuring tape and some reading glasses is all that's needed.
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Which tires would you recommend?
For a 29er that I wanted to roll on the road, I'd go with this in the extralight
https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...oqualmie-pass/
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For a 29er that I wanted to roll on the road, I'd go with this in the extralight
https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...oqualmie-pass/
Compass are great tires, best rolling, smooth, no doubt! I use the normal version for touring. but the Extralight I would only use at home, that thing gets easy cuts.
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Guys, we're talking about measuring a rim width, a measuring tape and some reading glasses is all that's needed.

IKR. I feel sort of left out because I don't have a bunch of issues with tires and other stuff. I put 700 x 37c Conti Contact Top IIs (the "Top" part is very important.) on my inferior LHT and roll on and off road without a care in the world.
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IKR. I feel sort of left out because I ....put 700 x 37c.... on my inferior LHT ....
does it really matter what tyres you put on such a low-quality bicycle?
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My LBS just quoted a price on another set of wheels that was set up with brakes, cassette, and Schwalb Supreme touring tires in 700x40.(40-622?). Build price was $790. Yikes!!!!
If that is a custom build, it's not outrageous for full retail. Without know the components specified for the wheel, quality rims cost about $90 each, hubs are going to be $150 to $200 per set, spokes cost about $2 apiece, tires are another $60 each and a cassette is $60. Add in labor and the price is just about right.

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After reading Sheldon Brown's website on tires, now know what the 622-60 on my current tires means. These tires look definitely crimped in.

Back to looking for more multi use 40-60mm tires. Since I ride with folks riding hybrids and cyclocross bikes, don't want to be the slowest one in the pack.
Based on your statement that the tires look "crimped in", I suspect that your rims are 17mm to 25mm wide with the likelihood of them being closer to 17mm than 25mm. Mountain bike tires tend to run much wider on rims than most people would do on a road tire but it hardly matters.

I would suggest Schwalbe Furious Freds, Kenda Happy Medium or just about cross country mountain bike tire for hardpack with similar tread. They aren't the best mountain bike tire and they aren't the best road bike tire but they will probably work well enough for both applications.
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2" slicks with some higher pressure will work well. Geax tattoos or such. I think they come in a 2.1.
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Called the LBS that built the wheel set and was told the rims are 25mm. So now back to thinking that 35-45mm might be the way to go. Anyone have any experience with Schwalbe GT Tour tires?
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25mm outer width means about 20 or 21 inside width.
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Can you match you iner rim width to a tire chart at the lower part of the page linked?

Sounds like the 2.35 tires are oversized and 40 would work fine

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Called the LBS that built the wheel set and was told the rims are 25mm. So now back to thinking that 35-45mm might be the way to go. Anyone have any experience with Schwalbe GT Tour tires?
No experience with them but they look near indestructible and heavy. If you're very heavy, carrying a heavy load they make sense. I'm commuting on a Surly CrossCheck with 35mm Panaracer T-Serv on the front and 38mm Schwalbe Almotion on the rear. Very nice riding and silent on the road. I'm heavy and had no problem with the T-Serv as a front tire. It'll wear out quicker on the rear. The type of tire makes almost as much difference as the size of tire for rolling resistance.
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I've been using Schwalbe Big Ben tires for all around use on my Hunqapillar. They are crowned in such a way that they roll incredibly fast on pavement for a 50mm tire, and provide plenty of tread for gravel and trail use.


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I've been using Schwalbe Big Ben tires for all around use on my Hunqapillar. They are crowned in such a way that they roll incredibly fast on pavement for a 50mm tire, and provide plenty of tread for gravel and trail use.


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I was wondering about those. I've used 2.125" Fat Apples on a 20" touring folder and a 26" around town bike and find them to ride very well, the Fat Apple is a perfecr touring tire for 20" wheels as it has a contact patch less than an inch wide but lots of extra tire when hitting bad roads and rocks.
think the Bens have the same casing so with that tread would be a great all rounder tire for dirt roads and pavement.
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I was wondering about those. I've used 2.125" Fat Apples on a 20" touring folder and a 26" around town bike and find them to ride very well, the Fat Apple is a perfecr touring tire for 20" wheels as it has a contact patch less than an inch wide but lots of extra tire when hitting bad roads and rocks.
think the Bens have the same casing so with that tread would be a great all rounder tire for dirt roads and pavement.
These are the same as the Big Apple but with deeper tread. You're right the center tread, a bare 13mm, is what you roll on when fully inflated for pavement. The extra tread comes into play on soft surfaces.

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