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Old 05-27-15, 04:37 PM
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LHT tire/brake clearance

I need a straight-up, accurate answer for this:
On a surly LHT with 26" wheels, will the brakes, when released from the straddle cable, open wide enough to allow removal of a 2"/50mm tire without deflating it? Need answers for both front and rear.
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Do you have Canti's or V brakes? We have V's on ours and we run 2" tires. I can get them off as long as I don't inflate to the max. But lately I run them a bit low as I like the cushy ride!!
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Probably depends on the tire. I've got 26x1.95" Kenda Happy Mediums on mine LHT and it's a tight squeeze to get the side lugs past the brakes at anything above 40 psi. A slick/semi-slick with a round tread profile would be no problem. Front and rear are about the same in this regard.
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Yes/No

Variables:
  • Frame Size
  • Brake Type
  • Brake Brand
  • Tire Brand
  • Tire Inflation
  • Tire Profile
  • Personal Strength
  • Ambition
  • Pad Wear
  • Pad Orientation
  • Rim Width
  • Luck

If you can fill in the blanks, and someone else's exact experience matches yours, there's an answer here. Otherwise, test and report back for the next guy!
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Thanx all, there's enough here for a decision, which is to keep/develop what i have, an old raleigh sc30. The front wheel presents no problem, but the seat stays limit spread of rear (V) brakes when unhooked. So i will have the brake posts extended a bit. I dont expect it to haul a load like a lht, so i'll get a trailer.
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