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Need a single speed with wide tires

Old 05-28-13, 12:03 PM
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Need a single speed with wide tires

Hi I'm new to the forums. I want to buy a single speed bike with wide tires. I currently have a single speed but the tires are 700c x 25c and that's the biggest the frame can fit. I find the ride very uncomfortable. I'm looking for a bike with a 50-52cm frame and 700c x 32c tires for under $400. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-28-13, 12:22 PM
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kilo WT for 479? or that uggo fantom cross uno for 400 from BD as well.


I dont know the exact tire clearance, someone try and salvage my credibility
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Old 05-28-13, 12:40 PM
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This sounds like a job for a 70's frame conversion to me...
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
This sounds like a job for a 70's frame conversion to me...
Yup; my 1979 Raleigh-made for Intersport "Grand Prix" takes 700x38c tires (Bontrager Satellite Elite Hardcase) comfortably, with room for fenders front-and-rear. Of course, I'd never turn it into an SS/FG, but sounds like the OP should get a free/affordable "made-for" frame built from high-tensile steel "pipe", rather than searching for one 'o them thoroughbreds made outta double-butted 531.
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My 722TS fits 32c's.
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Sounds like you need a shifting hybrid.
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Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
This sounds like a job for a 70's frame conversion to me...
This is how to make a really comfortable bike as besides wider tyres you get better frame angles.

How about a 50's conversion... rocking some 38's here.



My 70's conversion... on 35's

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Old 05-30-13, 01:04 AM
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70s road racer conversion, on 32c's (27"s though.. if i had 700c's i could probably go even fatter)

i ride down this street almost every day and the fat tires serve me well.
plus there just arent very many super smooth streets in flint.

my recommendation would be to get a sweet vintage bike at a pawn shop or thrift store and convert it, lots of the older or lower-end ones were made for 27" rims, if you run 700c's on it you can have maaadd clearance for fat tires AND fenders..

or get a Kilo WT or something. theyre sweet.

by the way that peugeot is awesome, i want to build a bike like that. my bike is confused.



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On One Pompino. It's a cx frame with canti studs, but this is it set up with 35c tires,
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ugh your bike is perfect
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Originally Posted by SS_Giant View Post
kilo WT for 479? or that uggo fantom cross uno for 400 from BD as well.


I dont know the exact tire clearance, someone try and salvage my credibility
I put 38c tires on my fantom cross uno.. with a longer chain you could fit 42s, possibly bigger

if you want fat tires i say forget 700c and go with 26"
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Also a pake c'mute: https://www.pakebikes.com/product/F8EF09/C'Mute+Frame; or the surly cross one speed.
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What tire pressures are you running, what do you weigh?
Perhaps lowering tire pressure would make the ride OK without going to a new bike.
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Old 05-30-13, 07:05 AM
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What tire pressures are you running, what do you weigh?
Perhaps lowering tire pressure would make the ride OK without going to a new bike.
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