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Mavic 192 for light touring/commuting on Schwinn Voyageur?

Old 12-06-06, 03:29 PM
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Mavic 192 for light touring/commuting on Schwinn Voyageur?

I have a 1989 Schwinn Voyageur with 27 x 1 1/4" wheels and 32mm touring tires. They are great for long trips but for city riding I want something slightly less burly but still comfortable and faster.

I recently got a set of 700C wheels with Mavic 192 rims and Shimano 105 hubs that look set up for touring with a big fat 7-speed cassette.

Does anyone have experience with Mavic 192 rims? Are they comfy enough for city riding? Can I use these with my existing brakes (I run the stock Dia Compe 986 cantis). What's the thickest tire you can use on them? I'm looking to run 700C x 28mm Panaracer Ruffy Tuffys.
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The problem is that the Voyaguer is SO stiff in order to carry a load that there's little you can do. Which is to say - the problem isn't in the wheels.

But all you need to do is to run the tire pressures at 75-80 psi with a good supple tire.
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Originally Posted by cyclintom
The problem is that the Voyaguer is SO stiff in order to carry a load that there's little you can do. Which is to say - the problem isn't in the wheels.

But all you need to do is to run the tire pressures at 75-80 psi with a good supple tire.
Thanks for the reply. I guess I don't have a problem with the stiffness. What I really want to know is if I can run the Mavic 192 rims with the Ruffy Tuffy 700Cx28 tires.
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