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    Hookworm (urban tires) and rim width...

    My searches have found data regarding people using Hookworm (26X2.50) tires on a Large Marge rim (65mm). Has anyone used that tire on a UMA II rim (70mm)? I want to be able to use the Hookworm's during the summer season and when riding in an urban setting.
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    If it fits on a 65mm wide rim it will work on a 70mm rim. That's only about 3/16 or an inch.
    No it never stops hurting, but if you keep at it you can go faster.

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    Here's a pic of a 26x2.35 Schwalbe Fat Frank on a 100mm rim:

    Note that this was just a fit experiment - the rim is not protected by the tire, but the beads were well seated. A 26x2.0 road slick never got the beads close to the seat.

    A 2.5 on a 70mm rim? Maybe. I'm running a Larry (3.8) on a 100mm rim, and the tire sidewall is just barely wider than the rim.
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    I’ve been running 26" x 2.5" on 65mm wide Large Marge rims on my Surly Big Dummy for a few months. AMAZING cornering traction on wet/dry, even on gravel/dirt. I wouldn’t think that an additional 5mm would make a big difference. I would be hesitant to try them on the 100mm wide fatties, would be along the lines of my 2.0" wide Big Apple experiment on 65mm wide Large Marges:
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need
    BTW, it’s called “sarcasm”; you’re soaking in it!

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    Excellent feedback that I was looking for. Thanks.

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    For a 2.0 big apple it looks almost alright, i am realy curious to see how a 2.35 big apple or a 2.5 hookworm will look on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabies010
    For a 2.0 big apple it looks almost alright, i am realy curious to see how a 2.35 big apple or a 2.5 hookworm will look on them.
    Yeah, this camera I am using really sucks. Seems to distort the perspective without my authorisation. Trust me when I state that cornering would involve metal against the asphalt. I guess I need to take some shots of the 2.5 Hookworms I am running.
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need
    BTW, it’s called “sarcasm”; you’re soaking in it!

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    Oooh yes, please do !
    And warn your camera for the unauthorized distorted vision !

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    here are some pics of 2.5 hooks on LM rims..near the bottom of blog

    http://fattiremn.blogspot.com/p/proj...-mans-pug.html
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    heres my pugs with large marge and 2.5 hookworms


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    That looks like a very comfy and fast ride when on paved roads !

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    i put 40 psi in them for roadsm they roll really well, did some 50 mile rides on it last year

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    Okay.
    I put around 45 psi in my big apples on normal 28mm wide 26"rims, and they roll very well.

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    Cool thread, thanks.

    I have been running Nokian Freddies (2.3)on my LM XC rims this winter, so I am not 'afraid' :-) to run non fat. Lots of ice on my commute this winter.

    Now to choose between the Big Apple and the Hookworm. Got a few months to think about it. The pugs is so much fun to ride I may park my LHT for in town use.

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    Having run both the Big Apples and the Hookworms on wet roads, for sure my vote of confidence goes with the Hookworms; understeering towards parked cars and curbs with the Big Apples scared the crap out of me.
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need
    BTW, it’s called “sarcasm”; you’re soaking in it!

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