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Old 05-03-21, 09:01 AM
John E
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Bikes: 1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo; 1960 Capo Sieger (2); 1962 Carlton Franco Suisse; 1970 Peugeot UO-8; 1982 Bianchi Campione d'Italia; 1988 Schwinn Project KOM-10;

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I normally run equal-sized tires, with about 5psi lower pressure in front, but the big exception is my Peugeot UO-8, on which I have 27 x 1-1/4" (32mm) in back and 700C x 28 in front. When I use the panniers for grocery hauling, etc., I put a lot of weight on the rear tire.

I switched to a smaller diameter 700C x 28 up front to decrease toe-to-tire overlap, caused by the reduced rake of my aftermarket fork. This is also why I run 165mm cranks on this particular bike.
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt
Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Carlton: 1962 Franco Suisse, S/N K7911
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
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