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Tire Fitment Guide

Old 06-09-05, 11:18 PM
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Tire Fitment Guide

Hello enthusiasts (that entry shouldn't offend anyone!). This is my first post, and thank you in advance.

I picked up a 97 Cannondale Silk Path at a garage sale (cheap too). I'm considering using it for those longer rides when I don't want to beat myself up so much (+ 40 miles to 100 in a day). I'm getting it back together (needs a full set of cables and a new RD) and haven't spent any time on it yet. It has the Sun AT-18 rims with the stock Avocet 700c x 38 tires. Its essentially a cyclocross bike. I'm not too wild about the adjustable headshok (tmw).

I'd like to use a narrower road tire, say a 28 to 30 or so. Where can I find information on whether a narrower tire will properly fit the rims?

Thanks again.
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welcome to the forums. with all the accumlated knowledge built up overs the years, you can often find answers to easy questions just by running a search.

For all the information you'd ever need to know about tire sizing, Sheldon brown has the stuff:

you just need to figure out how wide the rims you currently have are.

the rest of sheldons website has lots of good information rangin from usefully stuff like terminolgy and shift technique to strange stuff lik 100gear bikes. its worth a look
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