Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

weinmann dp 18, how wide of a tire

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

weinmann dp 18, how wide of a tire

Old 07-22-09, 08:44 PM
  #1  
jjmadaj
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: the sixth boro
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
weinmann dp 18, how wide of a tire

does anyone know how wide of a tire i can fit on dp18's. I want to try some randonneur 32's if possible, has anyone tried this
jjmadaj is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 08:46 PM
  #2  
etothepii
Senior Member
 
etothepii's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sticker says 23.
etothepii is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 08:55 PM
  #3  
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,392

Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have ran 38's with no problems
Retem is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 09:14 PM
  #4  
jjmadaj
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: the sixth boro
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
thats a lot wider than i would have thought, what kind of tires
jjmadaj is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 09:45 PM
  #5  
Dinosaur88
Rawr
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i have Vittoria Randonneur in 28's on mine.

Dinosaur88 is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 10:07 PM
  #6  
fuzz2050
Real Men Ride Ordinaries
 
fuzz2050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 3,723
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
you can usually exceed the recommended level by a good bit, but the shape of the tire goes off. Instead of being round, it gets a ridge that can make cornering difficult.


I've run 38's, just be careful when you lean in heavily.
fuzz2050 is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 10:09 PM
  #7  
wearyourtruth
Ride for Life
 
wearyourtruth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,741
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
^word.

there is a huge trend with XC mountain biking to have skinny rims under MTB tires (2.1, 2.3's) it works fine as long as the bead and sidewall are strong enough.
wearyourtruth is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 10:34 PM
  #8  
Triple8Sol
manonthemoon
 
Triple8Sol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 748

Bikes: Current custom builds: FG=KHS Flite 100 DH=Transition Blindside FR=Transition Bottlerocket

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Dinosaur88 View Post
i have Vittoria Randonneur in 28's on mine.

OT, but love your bike. That's very close to the build I'm gonna be doing for the woman.
Triple8Sol is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 10:47 PM
  #9  
Retem
Paste Taster
 
Retem's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 4,392

Bikes: , Jury Bike, Moto Outcast 29, Spicer standard track frame and spicer custom steel sprint frame.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by jjmadaj View Post
thats a lot wider than i would have thought, what kind of tires
kenda holiday roller cross tires they are a pretty nice paved roads and hard pack
Retem is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 10:56 PM
  #10  
Bob_Ross
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 39

Bikes: Bianchi Fixed gear converison

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
700x23 works best
Bob_Ross is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 11:13 PM
  #11  
jakerock
helmet brake
 
jakerock's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 625

Bikes: Kilo TT

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have had an armadillo 28 on mine...
Glad thats its gone though! Heh.
jakerock is offline  
Old 07-22-09, 11:56 PM
  #12  
wild style
get strange
 
wild style's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just wanted to join the 38c club. Ran 38c wtb slickasaurus tires on mine for a bit, no problemo.
wild style is offline  
Old 07-23-09, 12:46 AM
  #13  
Dinosaur88
Rawr
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
OT, but love your bike. That's very close to the build I'm gonna be doing for the woman.
thanks
Dinosaur88 is offline  
Old 07-23-09, 10:56 AM
  #14  
bg4533
Senior Member
 
bg4533's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: OH
Posts: 635
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My polo bike has DP18s with a 28mm Randonneur on the front and a 37mm on the rear. I'd prefer a wider rim for the rear, but no trouble with it so far.
bg4533 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.