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wheels not fitting in new frame.. tires too fat?! help please:(

Old 08-03-14, 06:39 PM
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wheels not fitting in new frame.. tires too fat?! help please:(

I'm about to looking really dumb I assume. If you guys can't point me in the right direction I'll be eternally greatful. So I'm moving some components onto a new frame (single speed components onto a leader ld-736r) and to my horror the tire sitting in the wheel well is rubbing the brake housing area. Now I know this is a much sportier frame and the wheels came off my sing speed sized at: 28-622 (700x28c - 28x 1 5/8 x 1 1/8). I was pretty certain this frame was made for 700c wheels so I'm kinda freaking. Could it be that my tyrea are just too fat? Its just barely rubbing maybe like 1-2 mm too much so the question is really could this just be remedied by getting some smaller 700 x 23 tyres(which I was planning on having on my new wheel anyways)? Sorry for the life story just thought I should give all the information. Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks!!
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Old 08-03-14, 06:41 PM
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Sorry for duplicate please ignore
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Old 08-03-14, 07:01 PM
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if the "brake housing area" is what i know as the seatstays or brake bridge, then yes, a narrower tire might do the trick. it will be, well, narrower of course, but may well be shorter too. although it be surprises me that a 28mm tire is too large.

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Old 08-03-14, 07:08 PM
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Tire clearance on road bikes is a common issue here on BF. Many (far too many) modern road bikes are made with clearance only for tires up to about 25mm. This places serious restrictions on tire options, and can be a problem for heavier riders, or those who ride rougher roads.

So, your problem -- tire rubs under brake or fork, or sides of fork blades or rear triangle -- isn't unique, and the solution is to either get a frame with more clearance or live with narrower tires.

BTW- if your not using wheels matched to the frame, 700c in a 700c frame for example, disregard above.
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Old 08-03-14, 07:30 PM
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Ah so relieved to hear its a common problem. Roads here are nice and smooth and i was planning on switching to a 23mm tire anyways. Hopefully that does the trick! Thanks for your insight guys. As always very helpful! Cheers!
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