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 Post subject: Tire size for 13mm rims
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 9:13 am 
Old School Hero
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Hi all,

Would you reckon is feasible (and sensible) to fit 28c tires on 13mm rims?
They are Panaracer tires, very skinny to be 28c (way thinner than the 28c Gatorskin), but they are still 28c...

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Ugo


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 9:43 am 
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Panaracer always undersize their tyres.
I have run Michelin Pro4 Endurance 28c on Ambrosio Balance (also 13mm width) for the last 3 years on my winter bike with no problems.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 9:50 am 
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Your answer made me very happy.
A. It means I'm not crazy when I say the Panaracer 28 are visually smaller than the gatorskin.
B. It means I can buy new alloy rims to fit on my Peugeot!


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:41 am 
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23mm is the optimum size for a 13mm internal width. 25mm (real measurement, not what it says on the tyre) is as wide as you want to go, really.


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PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 11:48 am 
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Thanks. I'll keep that in mind.
As real measurement goes, how do I go on and measure it? Because it would depend, in part, on what rim is mounted on, right?


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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2019 12:26 pm 
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I have 28s on early 90s 13mm rims. They're fine.


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