In the ongoing restoration of my Garelli my next step is to replace the dry-rotting 2x16 tires that it currently has. I realize that, since this isn't my main source of transportation, these tires will be on the 'ped for awhile so I want to do the "right" thing. I do a lot of riding on gravel roads so I would like to get an idea of the widest tires I could put on my current rims. I'm sure 2.25x16 would probably be ok but what about 2.5x16? Or bigger? What about tread type?
Or are there handling considerations as well as rim width and clearance to think about?
Any opinions would be welcomed!