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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:09 am 
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fit narrower tyres?


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:17 am 
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That would be too obvious.


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:38 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:12 pm 
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This tire is to wide at 2.4" and it was rubbing on the front derailleur went on the granny gear so I took my 4.5" grinder with a "Flapper" wheel (sand paper disc) and the problem was solve in a hurry.
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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Those stylish American 650b randonneur types are doing this to save weight and make their tyres more supple.
They use some combination of cutting and sanding. Looks like a huge faff to me :shock:

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Here's how Peter Weigle does it:
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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:51 pm 
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I hope that is not a before and after pic?


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:05 pm 
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Before and after indeed :shock:
Here's another:
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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:42 pm 
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patineto wrote:
This tire is to wide at 2.4" and it was rubbing on the front derailleur went on the granny gear so I took my 4.5" grinder with a "Flapper" wheel (sand paper disc) and the problem was solve in a hurry.
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No this is the one I mean i.e. tyre ground down to the rim. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:40 pm 
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:facepalm:

Well, it solves the clearance problem, but the traction's terrible. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tyre Shaving Help
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Ripsnorter?


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