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Old 10-04-07, 11:25 PM   #1
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Volpe, Fenders & Tire size

Just got home with my new Volpe today. I was looking for a light touring bike and think I have found the perfect bike for what I was looking for. The shop where I bought the bike is great (Richardson Bike Mart). However, as seems to be the all too common case, the salesperson (kid) that I dealt with was pretty much a racer and didn't have a clue about light touring nor do I think he had ever really looked at a Volpe before today. Anyway, I had done my research and just needed to ride the bikes I was interested in to make my decision.

Anyway, I have a question and it is thisoes anyone know how big a tire I can go with when I add fenders? I have the 58 frame and it currently has the stock 32 tires. I do want to add fenders and may go up to 35 or even 38 tires? Can I do that? Thanks for any feedback!
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Old 10-05-07, 12:00 AM   #2
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I use SKS fenders with 35 tires no prob. My friend's wife has a Volpe, they're nice bikes.
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SKS P45 fenders to run slightly wider tires. P35s just don't cut it with the fatter tires, the P35s are for road width tires (700x23,25,28's)

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