I posted this on tardforums and got like one response that was ‘yeah, go for it!’
So I’ll try here: I bought some Mavic A119 rims kinda by mistake, kinda cuz I was like ‘oooh, cheap!’ They’re a touring/29 rim. The sticker on the rim lists it as 622 X 19. And I laced them to some free old high flange SS hubs. Anyway, I want to put some skinny tires on them and the Mavic site recommends tire size 28-47mm. Can I go smaller? Is this stupid? Will my tire flatten out on a wider rim?
I’m ready to just say fuck it and put 28s on, no big deal. But I gotta order tires soon.
i wouldn’t run anything less than a 25, personally. my friend had so many flats using 25’s on his cyclocross wheels. plus it fucks up the profile - making it more flat instead of rounded. i ride 32’s around on my crosscheck and i love it for the shitty streets.