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Re: recommended tires for an ex-road bike turned Xtracycle?

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  • megbarry
    You re right: it s just the fork that prevents it. But a skinny tire up front is ok with me, and although a fender would be nice, I ve gotten away without it
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 14, 2012
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      You're right: it's just the fork that prevents it. But a skinny tire up front is ok with me, and although a fender would be nice, I've gotten away without it so far. Maybe I'll change my mind at some point. ;)

      I like the Vittoria Randonneurs suggestion! Thanks!

      Meg.



      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, David Backeberg <dbackeberg@...> wrote:

      >
      > You do not say what is preventing a fatter tire in the front, but you
      > can probably fix it by changing the front fork to a fork that supports
      > cantilever / v-brakes. Such forks usually also have wide tire
      > clearance. You could totally go the used route for this, and maybe go
      > digging at the local bike shop or bike coop if such a thing exists in
      > your area.
      >
      > If you can only fit a 25c tire, you probably also cannot fit a fender;
      > you could probably get a fender if you change your fork. The wider
      > tire you can fit, the nicer your ride is going to be over bumps / when
      > carrying cargo.
      >
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