Author Topic: Volpe, Fenders & Tire Size  (Read 4650 times)

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Offline txbevo

Volpe, Fenders & Tire Size
« on: October 05, 2007, 02:32:29 am »
Just got home with my new Volpe today. I was looking for a light touring bike and think I have found the perfect bike for what I was looking for. The shop where I bought the bike is great (Richardson Bike Mart). However, as seems to be the all too common case, the salesperson (kid) that I dealt with was pretty much a racer and didn't have a clue about light touring nor do I think he had ever really looked at a Volpe before today. Anyway, I  had done my research and just needed to ride the bikes I was interested in to make my decision.

Anyway, I have a question and it is this:Does anyone know how big a tire I can go with when I add fenders? I have the 58 frame and it currently has the stock 32 tires. I do want to add fenders and may go up to 35 or  even 38 tires? Can I do that? Thanks for any feedback!

Offline ptaylor

Volpe, Fenders & Tire Size
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 09:33:54 am »
I have SKS Fenders. These will take a 700x35 tire. Other brands may be larger or smaller.

The thing I like most about these fenders is the little rubber mudflap that is firmly attached.


Offline DaveB

Volpe, Fenders & Tire Size
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 12:00:41 pm »
The best way to find out is to mount the fenders and then see how much clearance you have with the current tires.  You should be able to judge how big you can go.