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I went and bought a ruler. It's 13mm. I'm kind of surprised they'd stick a 35mm tyre on a 13mm rim out of the factory. I'm going to stick 700 x 28c conti GP 4 Seasons on it unless someone points out a clear reason not to. Sheldon Brown's guide says 25 should be a max for that rim, but it also grants a bit of room for error and this rim was fine with 35's... ...
There are multiple ways to talk about wheel/tire sizing. "700c" is an old standard that's actually the exact same size as "622" or "29er". 622x14 is the ISO standard way to refer to the rim's bead seat diameter. 700x33 is "622x33" in ISO standard sizing. 622 means it will fit a 622 rim. 33 means that on some standard rim, the width of the inflated tire is ...
Sheldon has a chart that shows what width of tire fits on what rim based on the width of the rim. He also notes that people often exceed the recommended widths with no adverse effects. He also notes the possible problems with straying too far outside the recommended widths. It's also worth noting that tire width measurements aren't well standardized. Much ...
It will be a bit harder to take off with tyre levers and a bit harder to put on if you notice at all.
3M duct tape, 3 layers at least (cut to fit). Alternative: 3M super 88 electrical tape. Again layers of it. These are just poor mans solution in an isolated place but with a hardware store around. If you have good LBS stores nearby, get the best recommended.
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