28 inch tire size question

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  1. us56456712

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    Does anyone out there know if there are tires that fit vintage 28 American wood rims? I can't find info on the diameter of these in the ISO charts. What is the diameter? I would hate to have to get new wood rims.
     
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    It's a bit annoying since there are several different "28 inch" tire sizes. Are your wheels single tube or clincher bead? I believe that there are modern 700c tubulars that will fit the more common 28" wood single tube type rims. You'll probably want something at least 700x30 so you'll probably be looking at cyclocross tires.
     
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    I've seen in multiple places that TOC American 28" is the same as (or close enough to) 700c, but have not tested that myself.
     
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    I have another road bike that has tubulars. I always thought 700C was the same as 28 but didn't know the American size 28 was about the same. I'll check it out. Thanks.
     
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    Sheldon Brown has the answer. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_sa-o.html#singletube
    So you could try the modern tubular or.... There are some tires that were reproduced by Coker that were a tubular tire. They are no longer made and cost a pretty penny.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BICYCLE-WO...1-2-CLAD-WOODEN-WHEEL-BLACK-RARE/151066892228
     
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    I got tubular cyclocross tires and they fit.
     

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