A question for the people with wide rims in here.
Since I'm planning a pavement/ cobble ride in my area on april the 13th. I thought I'd pull out the Challenge Parigi-Roubaix tires I had in the garage. Mounting was a bit of a fight as the open tubulars (clinchers) are like their tubular counterparts made to stretch to fit onto a rim. after I talced the tires they went on with a little less challenge
. Pumped them up to 6 bar and tried to fit them in the bike.
The clincher tires are claimed to be 27mm wide, but turn out to be more like 30mm wide. (yep, that is wide.) i had to let the air out to let them pass through the aerolink red brakes and after pumping them up to the desired pressure there is less then a mm between the front brake and the tire.
Somewhere on the forum I had learned that tires tend to 'balloon' when they are ridden, meaning they would grow in circumference and get a little less wide. While the part that is on the ground widens. This would mean that the tire is not going to pass through the brake when at speed.
Long story short: would going to wide rims, 303 FC, HED Aredennes etc, make the tire go wider and less high. Or will they only make the tire sit wider and let it keep it's normal build hight? This would make me resort to the Strada 25mm clincher tire in their line up.
'Tape was made to wrap your GF's gifts, NOT hold a freakin tire on.'