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Old 01-23-11, 02:33 PM
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help with tires ?

i am ordering a set of velocity b43s or chukkers in the next few weeks and was wondering whats the biggest size tire you can put on them and also if they are good for commuting/tricks
only started riding fixed last october so still need a bit of help
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I have 2 sets; they are not that good for commuting in my opinion as they're really stiff therefore you feel almost every bump in the road; they're heavy so you need a little bit more effort to start peddling from a light or stop sign; they are unmachined so there's problems running a brake both physically and by appearance (nonetheless it would be stupid commuting without a brake in the first place).

They are okay for tricks although chukkers are the new standard in durability and tire acceptance rate. The largest size I've seen on a b43 is a 35c.
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thanks man for the help ..whats the smallest chukkers can take do you know? and they would be more for tricks more than commuting.
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Originally Posted by seanie
thanks man for the help ..whats the smallest chukkers can take do you know? and they would be more for tricks more than commuting.
Hmmm smallest would be up to self preference... you can mount as small as 23c (or as low as you can find) on them... but 28 is good for city riding and some mild tricking but no stair jumps.
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what is the smallest tire you can fit on a b43
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Originally Posted by seanie
what is the smallest tire you can fit on a b43
As small, or should I say skinny (as we're talking about tire width here) as they make tires.... 20C I think is attainable, although you're limited quite a bit to the tire companies that make 'em and the stores/ sites that stock 'em.
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Smallest tires you are gonna find readily available are 700x23c
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Originally Posted by time bandit
Smallest tires you are gonna find readily available and logical to ride on the road are 700x23c
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some 700 X 20's
https://www.amazon.com/Vittoria-Zaffi.../dp/B003L90VQU
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clincher tubulars, yo.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/searc...clincher-tires
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I just started a post about this, I saw 700x55 on b43.
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Originally Posted by happypills
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illogical how?

anyway, the smallest clincher i've come across in years is a maxxis radiale 22c.
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Originally Posted by time bandit
illogical how?
pinch flats from poorly maintained roads...
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oh ok
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I bought a new-old-stock pair of clincher 20s once for like $10. Terrible idea. They were ok on glass smooth roads, but other than that they were awful.

The OP mentioned tricks. If that's the case, get the widest tire (within reason) you can fit in your frame. I would definitely not recommend tricks on a 20 or 23 tire. I'd want something at least in the 32-35 range. IMO 28s are good for all around use.

Any of the tire sizes I mentioned should fit fine on the rims mentioned in the OP.
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Originally Posted by FastJake
The OP mentioned tricks. If that's the case, get the widest tire (within reason) you can fit in your frame. I would definitely not recommend tricks on a 20 or 23 tire. I'd want something at least in the 32-35 range. IMO 28s are good for all around use.
My thoughts exactly.... OP would you like to have dented b43 rims?
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