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Old 11-15-18, 08:33 AM
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Team Fuji Tires

Anybody running tires wider than 25mm on a Team Fuji? The bike I'm working with is an '84.
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Old 11-15-18, 10:59 AM
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Hmm, I had an 1986 in the house for a while this year. Was running 25's on it but there seemed to be more room for a bigger tire.

You can see what the pics on my thread tell you:

Oops, 1986 Team Fuji snuck in....
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Old 11-15-18, 11:03 AM
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25s are the biggest I can fit on my 84 team fuji.
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Old 11-15-18, 11:07 AM
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I have an 84, and 25's are quite tight under the front brake--- so tight that I'm considering cutting a set of Velo Orange fenders to fit on either side of the front brake. Clearance elsewhere seems fine. For a frame with fender eyelets, it seems pretty odd that clearance is so tight in one spot.
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Old 11-15-18, 11:38 AM
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Thanks guys. Looks like I will go with 25s.
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Old 11-15-18, 06:47 PM
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I have an '86 (the quad-butted blue-yellow frame) and I have 28's (measure 27 though). They fit fine (about 3 mm clearance front with 2003 Campy Veloce calipers and about 5mm at the rear). Years ago another set of 28's scraped the fr brake caliper if gravel stuck to the tire but after the tire wore down a bit, it was fine. So I would not go over 28 and brake caliper is where they will scrape, not the forks. Of course, I'm not sure if 86 frame is same as '84 but they look very similar and have the same tubing.
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Old 12-03-18, 05:23 AM
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I installed the 25mm tires and the fit is fine. Not much spare space but enough. Thanks!
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Glad it worked but where's the pics of the bike?
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Just enough clearance. Hard to even see in a photo. I'm glad I didn't try the 28s. These are Continental Ultra Sport II tires.
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Yeah, that's about what mine looked like--- TIGHT. I ended up running 23's just to have a bit of breathing room under the brake--- and I'm definitely going to have to cut the VeloOrange fenders in half and mount with brackets on either side.. It's odd that the '86 has more clearance--- and odd that the 84 has so little, given that there are rack eyelets etc on the frame.

Nonetheless, I have been loving this bike--- it has a very light and lively feel. Why do some (heavy-ish) bikes just feel light and fast, and some light bikes just feel dead?

It would be great to have this ride with some bigger tires--- 28's would be nice. Where I live in Vermont it's about 70 percent dirt roads, delightful---and some of the paved roads are in much worse shape!
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I guess I could file down a notch in the brake caliper but unless there's a lot of flex in the fork, I should be alright.
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I have an '83 Team Fuji that I tried fitting 28s onto but there was just not enough clearance in the chainstays.
So it ended up with a new headset, new cartridge bb and wheelset. It also got a Cyclone MKII long cage and a wider freewheel off of an mtb.
A couple of forum members have posted that they found the Teams they had to be lacking, but it works for me.
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My 1982 fits IRC Triathalon Duro 700 x 27C (622x27) just fine.
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