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Verbs are so last year.

My tires thin. Broad-minded good too. Your mileage vary.
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One must never use wide fenders with thin tires.
That`s what I did on some of my bikes and it works great for keeping road spray to a minimum when going fast.
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Verbs are so last year.

My tires thin. Broad-minded good too. Your mileage vary.
Be careful with all that bad grammar or you`ll end up on someones ignore list.
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Be careful with all that bad grammar or you`ll end up on someones ignore list.
"Ignore list" ok? Verb nounified? "someones" apostrophe missing?

Grammar so confusing. Me tired.

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thin is in
As mummy used to say whilst counting silver spoons after the maid left for the day, you can never be too rich or too thick.

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Would I notice a difference between 23 and 25mm wide? My bike has had 23s on it since I bought it, but I would like to go bigger. Debating between 25 and 28...
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Would I notice a difference between 23 and 25mm wide? My bike has had 23s on it since I bought it, but I would like to go bigger. Debating between 25 and 28...
My old steel roadie runs very nicely on 25s, not enough room (estimating) to go to 28.
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Would I notice a difference between 23 and 25mm wide? My bike has had 23s on it since I bought it, but I would like to go bigger. Debating between 25 and 28...
It depends on the tire. There are supple 23's and hard 25's.

905, I think you meant to say, "Your mileage may," or "Your mileage vary." Or maybe just, 'Your mileage."
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It depends on the tire. There are supple 23's and hard 25's.

905, I think you meant to say, "Your mileage may," or "Your mileage vary." Or maybe just, 'Your mileage."
Any input on a "supple" 25 around say, 40-50$?
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Any input on a "supple" 25 around say, 40-50$?
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
905, I think you meant to say, "Your mileage may," or "Your mileage vary."
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Would I notice a difference between 23 and 25mm wide? My bike has had 23s on it since I bought it, but I would like to go bigger. Debating between 25 and 28...
I've idly wondered this myself. Am reasonably content with 23mm (Conti GP4000s); wideness softly beckons, not because I have any complaints about a harsh ride, but because it would be nice to have to pump to less pressure after a flat.
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Originally Posted by spivonious View Post
For commuting? I'd opt for at least 25mm. I used to run 32mm and now run 28mm @ 85psi. It all depends on what your streets are like.
that is what i run 28mm around 85 psi. i can really tell the difference when they are low.
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I've commuted on everything from 25mm to 42mm. As my local roads get worse and worse, I've been favoring tires from the upper end of that range.
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Black tires.
Funny, I'm running grey ones on one bike, and one red one on another.
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I've commuted on everything from 25mm to 42mm. As my local roads get worse and worse, I've been favoring tires from the upper end of that range.
I recently switched to 2.15's (Schwalbe Big Ben's), mostly because the roads are so awful here. They definitely are cushier over the rough stuff. I was running ~1.5" tires before.
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It depends on the kind of riding one does. I have light bikes with narrow tires and heavy bikes with wide tires and medium-weight bikes with medium-width tires. Carrying weight on the bike is really uncomfortable on narrow tires.

I started riding NYC's bike share bikes, aka Citibike. The tires are quite wide and heavy. I careen over potholes and other rough surfaces I would never dream of riding over on my light bikes. I like the freedom from care. I don't even check the pressure in the tires. I don't care. The bike weighs 50 pounds and puts me in a very upright position. The handling is like that on a French moped: you hardly lean the bike to the side. You just turn the handlebars and point with the front wheel.



My track bike has 22mm wide tires. It weighs about 19 pounds. I don't put anything on it but my body.


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Im a big guy(fat) and I was running 23 but switched them for some 28. I like them alot better and i think Im a bit faster now.
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Tom, nice greyhound!

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Oh, the bike is nice, too.
Where did I show my greyhound? Dd you look me up on Facebook? Anyway, thank you. She makes me smile in her subtle ways. She's a dainty dog.
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I'm talking about what educated human beings would say.

I wouldn't listen to anyone that said thin/wide were opposites.

U WOT M8? Speak with precision.

English, as a language, is a mess as it is, don't perpetuate it's slide into diluted meaninglessness.
So Yeats must of been stupid for suggesting that expression should happen in the context of the common man. You sound like a stuck-up master's student who feels the need to show that he/she is somehow better than the neighboring doctorate students. Get a life, and some manners while you're at it.

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Originally Posted by N0WBIE View Post
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"Wide tires or thin"

It's not even a question.

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