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All roads lead to sheldon on this one... here is another question that discusses this issue in converse (how wide in this case). In reality, the OP did not provide any ISO sizing data for the 2 tires nor the rim, so can't really answer. (but tentatively, yes, it should work fine) How wide of tires can I run on a Victory Vision road bicycle?


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Since the two sizes are pretty close, it will most likely fit, but its going to be a struggle. Use soap and water to help lubricate the wheel and slip it on.


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Strictly speaking, the rim width governs the compatible tyre width, but as in this case the tyre widths are so close, its very likely.


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I had a problem with my wheels and the innertubes getting into the gaps, tried every thickness of rim tape, in the end got some velo plugs and then put electrical tape over each one to keep them in place. Veloplugs shouldn't need tape but the holes were odd. After that spokes keep breaking and I just decided the wheels were crap and sucked up the cost of new ...


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Bald-ness isn't a problem on tires used on roads. In fact, it's favorable. I'd replace the tire once I start getting flats (or a bit before), or seeing canvas. The primary advantage of tubeless would let you run lower pressures (since you can't pinch flat a tube if it isn't there) which is useful for running big tires while mountain biking for more grip ...


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Is there a reason they call diaper nappys? or elevators lifts? It's the queen's English. It differs from us american folk. In British English both spellings are correct, but both words mean totally different things. In all of the English speaking world, the word tire when used as a verb means to become exhausted/sleepy. In Britain and many ...


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measure the interior rim width (you need to remove your tyre to do this) look at this chart, from Sheldon


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If you purely have a puncture by a pin, small nail, or fragment of glass, and the hole in the tire is just a puncture and not a slit, then there is no need to do anything special with the tire -- just put in a fresh (new or repaired) tube and go. You do need to be concerned if the puncture somehow causes a cut in the tire, with a dimension of more than ...


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The size of the puncture really dictates whether a new tire is in order... that being said, if you patch your tube and inflate the tire (the one with the puncture) you want to make sure the tube is not exposed through the puncture hole. If you need to ride and the tyre is questionable... an old trick is to put a dollar bill or power bar wrapper on the ...


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I would check your tire for tiny tears along the sidewall. I had a problem with my tubes leaking as well until I figured out that the tube was expanding into the tear of the sidewall and getting pinch flatted. Although, a slow leak is a little strange. If you don't see any tears in your tube, try replacing your rim strip, since it does seem to be acting ...


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Check inside of tire for a prick with finger. Do the same for rim liner and rim. It could be a metal shaving or glass.


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There are two ways for air to leave a tube - an actual slow leak in the rubber or a faulty valve. Since you've checked the tube and changed it. this could be a technique thing where you're pinching the tube creating a small hole that is not big enough to show up in a water test. Try inflating your naked tube to a pressure of about 10 PSI. It will double ...


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What can you afford? If you're not really struggling financially you should replace the tire. If you cannot afford that (or if you need a temporary fix while you're obtaining a new tire) then you need a "boot" inside the tire. A "boot" is some piece of flat material (typically about 5 cm x 5 cm, though size can vary based on tire size) that is flexible ...


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No harm in trying to get some more life out of it. You'll need to patch the tube normally, and test it overnight. Then you need to provide something to stop the tube bulging out through the tyre when inflated. Personally I'd put the largest thickest patch you have on the inside of the tyre, but others would use a piece of plastic or something else ...


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In a similar situation - bike tire marks, trainer residue and grease spots on the carpet - we found that scrubbing the carpet using a concentrated dish detergent (like Dawn, etc) worked very well.


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As usual, Sheldon's got the answers. ISO 622 is the unambiguous way of referring to the following rim sizes: 700c (you see this marketing on road, hybrids; this is from the French system; the c is often dropped, but there are rare a,b sizes) 29"x decimal (you see this on mountain bikes; usually only applied to wide rims) 28"x decimal (particularly in ...


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That's thread from the layer of fabric they use to cover the tire bead, they sometimes fray a little, just cut them off, they're not part of the tire structure.


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Well, it'll depemd on how the narrower tyre sits on the rim, specifically whether a 25mm tyre will be wide enough, but as long as this is ok, you should be fine. Be aware that wider tyres will have a larger surface in contact with the road, and therefore more grip, but if you're happy to trade that off, go for it.


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Have not seen 27 x 1/2 tires before but the old 27 x 1 1/4 rim probably will not care if the width is greater. One question is whether the wider tire will clear your frame.


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Yes, you can use 28mm tires with Shimano Ultegra 6800 calipers (or virtually any other road calipers). The brands you mentioned produce a multitude of different forks. I am fairly sure that most all of them would also support 28mm tires. However, all of this also depends on a factor you did not discuss: your wheels. If your rims are too narrow, it will ...


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While we don't do product reviews, note that puncture resistant doesn't mean puncture proof -- with any air based system, you're going to run the risk of cutting the tire and tube and getting a flat. Some tires are better than others in terms of puncture protection, using things like kevlar belts. The tires you bought trade off for some more the weight and ...



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