Originally Posted by Dr. Woo
If only I had 14 friends who wanted them too. Wouldn't want to go any higher than 17 anyway – might even prefer sticking with 16 and putting them on some meaty summer rubber. And they'd have to be in satin bronze, which of course would be a custom job anyway.
I think you would conclude that it is hard to find good summer rubber, in 16" size...
I hear you, in regard to having too low a profile; would result in bent rims, in some circumstances. I think 17" rims are a decent choice -- but I personally would like a fairly stretched tire.. that is to say, rims that you can curb-rash if you are not careful. Of course I do not like / want curb-rash... but I like a taut sidewall!