[CR]Question about 27 vs 700 tire widths and SL

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From: LouDeeter@aol.com
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 16:04:51 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Question about 27 vs 700 tire widths and SL

While frying my brain in the hot sun of south Florida this weekend, several questions came to mind:

1. If I compare 27x 1" tires to 700x25, one would think that the 700x25 would look thinner, but not my experience. Likewise, 27 x 1 1/8 seems narrower than 700x28 and 27 x 1 1/4 certainly seems narrower than the Gran Bois 700x30. Am I missing something in the calcution of converting inches to center with 2.54 x 1 inch?

2. Second, is the SL of Columbus SL a literal translation of Super Leggere(a) or Super Light? Does anyone know if the same SL translation was used for 531SL?

For those of you who are suffering through the winter hibernation season up north, Florida is well into its springtime. Lou Deeter, back in Orlando after enjoying the South Florida sun.

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