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Old 06-23-09, 10:46 PM
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As others have said, it's likely that you can fit the 700-32 tire onto the rim you are using. The question then becomes can you fit said rim and tire combination into your rear triangle and into the dropouts with the tire fully inflated. Fixed gear bikes have horizontal dropouts that face to the rear or angled slightly down towards the front (old style campy dropout). My 1981 Ciocc road bike has horizontal dropouts facing towards the front, and I tried a Panaracer Pasela 700-32 on a Mavic MA2 rim and it would not fit (tire hit in back of the chainstay support). 700-28 fit fine.
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