mjr wrote:profpointy wrote:I stand corrected ! On my purpose built Condor fixie it has traditional forward facing drop outs and you can't get the wheel in when the tyre's pumped up as it clashes with the mudguard
And the front of the mudguard can't flex because it's fixed to the chainstay bridge? My road bike is like that if it's actually run with the 32mm tyres it was designed for - so as a result, I tend to use 28s on it.
Lots of variables, lets start with that, not least the guards. The common SKS chromos will easily flex 15mm without damage, even if attached at the seatstay bridge, let's cautiously call 10mm, I can set the guards an extra 10mm off the tyre and also get at least another 10mm with a deflated tyre. 30mm is enough to clear any horizontal dropout I've had, though again there''s variables. Above is an example of it working for someone and there's plenty of others, and the tyre size is only relevant while it's inflated.