Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

The ultimate 27" tire reference thread!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

The ultimate 27" tire reference thread!

Old 08-18-19, 06:26 AM
  #101  
BFisher
Senior Member
 
BFisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: NEPA
Posts: 488

Bikes: '61 Schwinn Klunker, '68 Hercules Klapprad, '71 Peugeot UO8, '78 Motobecane Grand Jubile, '79 Motobecane Grand Sprint, '87 Ironman Expert, '89 Puch Mistral Leader, '92 Trek 930

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked 99 Times in 73 Posts
Neat idea. Let's see if it sticks.

Here's a link to bike tires directs 27 inch selection. They even carry Paselas in 27 x 1 1/4, as some were searching for a while back.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/search/27in-road-tires?adl=1&msclkid=999dfbdbbc1b136f324aa682fea4d60c&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Bik e%20Tires%20and%20Tubes&utm_term=27x1%201%208%20bike%20tire&utm_content=27"%20Tires
BFisher is offline  
Old 08-20-19, 08:08 AM
  #102  
ThermionicScott 
hungry
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Posts: 19,058

Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers)

Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2310 Post(s)
Liked 265 Times in 200 Posts
@mainstreetexile, you still around? Great thread.
__________________
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
Originally Posted by noglider
People in this forum are not typical.
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is online now  
Old 08-20-19, 08:16 AM
  #103  
mainstreetexile
rain dog
Thread Starter
 
mainstreetexile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern PA
Posts: 816
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
@mainstreetexile, you still around? Great thread.
Thanks, didn't realize this thread was getting stickied!

My main rides are no longer 27" tired (mostly ride my 26" '85 Cimarron these days) so I haven't kept on what's available as much, but I see there are lots of new suggestions in here. I'll work on snagging some photos and links and updating the original first post soon.

Edit: Fixed a lot of broken links, removed some tires that no longer seem to be available, and added a couple new ones mentioned in recent posts.

Last edited by mainstreetexile; 08-20-19 at 01:37 PM.
mainstreetexile is offline  
Old 08-20-19, 09:43 AM
  #104  
ryansu 
Ride.Smile.Repeat
 
ryansu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 2,143

Bikes: 2009 Handsome Devil, 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, Former bikes; 1986 Miyata Trail Runner, 1979 Miyata 912, 2011 VO Rando, 1999 Cannondale R800, 2012 Soma Smoothie, 1986 Schwinn Passage

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 570 Post(s)
Liked 153 Times in 122 Posts
Not sure if they are on the thread somewhere but I will shout out for the Swift Sand Canyon 27 x 1 3/8, made by Panaracer, they are a bit spendy ($30 a piece), you can go cheap and do the Kenda's in this size, but very supple and they give a plush ride. I have them on my 87 Nishiki Cresta GT. So if you think you have to go 700c to get a 35c equivalent think again.

Also in addition to the standard 27 x1 1/4 Pasela's also come in 27 X 1 and 27 x 1/18 - see bike tires direct
ryansu is online now  
Old 08-22-19, 04:53 PM
  #105  
Phamilton
Virgo
 
Phamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: KFWA
Posts: 1,170

Bikes: A touring bike and a hybrid

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 428 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 37 Posts
Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Any new suggestions for 27" tires?
I’m not going to read back over the thread history, but I have over 4,000 commuting miles on a pair of Bontrager T1s, $20/pc at the LBS, in 27 x 1 1/4. I didn’t get many flats, they have excellent traction wet and dry, and at around a pound per tire they’re far from the heaviest out there. Great value. 100psi rating, I generally rode them between 70-80. They’re a little dead feeling below that. They were starting to show some cracking so I replaced them, wanted to try some Paselas for a long time but couldn’t kill the T1s.

Paselas are wonderful tires but I don’t have enough miles on my pair to comment on durability. This time I got 27 x 1 1/8, wire bead, black sidewall, $25/pc at my LBS. I have no idea what pressure I have in them, my gauge quit a month ago and I haven’t replaced it, but I’m pretty sure they’re less than 70-80. I figure so long as I don’t pinch flat they’re OK, and I haven’t yet, and they are still so fast and comfortable. Amazing tires really.

Edit: for reference (re pressures) I’m around 180 lbs.

Later edit: I first clicked on go to last page so I didn’t see the updated list on the first page. Sorry then that I didn’t have any new options to give. But please consider my post an endorsement for the sticky status of the thread as I am one of many who enjoy 27” wheel bikes and there are still a lot of them left to enjoy as long as we can still get nice tires. And also the tires I mentioned really are still nice tires for the $$.

Last edited by Phamilton; 08-23-19 at 12:00 AM.
Phamilton is offline  
Old 08-22-19, 08:27 PM
  #106  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 37,600

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 440 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5688 Post(s)
Liked 262 Times in 181 Posts
@Phamilton, I'm glad you like the Paselas so far. See, it wasn't too much to spend. Next time, consider the folding version, as they are lighter. Or maybe even some even nicer tires.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 08-22-19, 11:09 PM
  #107  
Phamilton
Virgo
 
Phamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: KFWA
Posts: 1,170

Bikes: A touring bike and a hybrid

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 428 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 37 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
@Phamilton, I'm glad you like the Paselas so far. See, it wasn't too much to spend. Next time, consider the folding version, as they are lighter. Or maybe even some even nicer tires.
Yeah I was very happy to get them at $25, and honestly having great tires on an already great bike - I can’t say no. It’s genuinely inspiring to ride. I’d be an idiot to get rid of it. I’m so glad good tires like this still exist in 27”.
Phamilton is offline  
Likes For Phamilton:
Old 08-23-19, 10:47 AM
  #108  
mkeller234
Rustbelt Rider
 
mkeller234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canton, OH
Posts: 8,722

Bikes: 1990 Trek 1420 - 1978 Raleigh Professional - 1973 Schwinn Collegiate - 1974 Schwinn Suburban

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 53 Times in 33 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
@Phamilton, I'm glad you like the Paselas so far. See, it wasn't too much to spend. Next time, consider the folding version, as they are lighter. Or maybe even some even nicer tires.
I'd like more on the subject of nicer tires. Lately, it seems like all of my bikes have 27" rims. I bought the Pasela PT folding tires for my cannondale because the seemed like the nicest option. Most other options, like the swift sand canyon mentioned above are made by Panaracer... so I assume that they are Pasela like.

I'd like to buy something a little more "special" for my new Melton bike. Even if it's only a difference in my head. What are the fancier 27" options these days?
__________________
|^^^^^^^^^^^^^^| ||
|......GO.BROWNS........| ||'|";, ___.
|_..._..._______===|=||_|__|..., ] -
"(@)'(@)"""''"**|(@)(@)*****''(@)
mkeller234 is offline  
Old 08-23-19, 11:01 AM
  #109  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 37,600

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 440 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5688 Post(s)
Liked 262 Times in 181 Posts
I've finally started to treat myself to upper-tier tires, and I see why people spend the extra money. And I don't give a hoot about puncture protection. If you're ready for that, I think you have to switch to 700c. There's a Continental that looks like it might be as nice as the Pasela, possibly more durable, but I don't it's anything like the high-end René Herse (née Compass) or Continental or Vittoria tires. Ooh, look, I have foreign characters on my keyboard.

I just switched my Super Course from 27" Paselas to 700c Vittoria Voyager Hyper 37mm. Man, I'm ready for anything on these tires. I have some Compass tires I'm about to try soon.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Likes For noglider:
Old 09-01-19, 07:24 PM
  #110  
Padgett
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Texas+Mississippi
Posts: 31

Bikes: 1985 Fat Chance, 1973 Schwinn Le Tour

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Hey guys! I own a 1973 Schwinn Le Tour that i use as my daily commuter. I am currently running the 1 1/4" Kenda K35s. I like the tire, however the roads are not the smoothest and i have the occasional gravel section/curb hop (sorry.) My commute isn't long but I am wondering how the K40s would fare, anyone have any advice? Will the width difference be noticeable? Any other suggestions? Thank you.
Padgett is offline  
Old 09-06-19, 11:57 PM
  #111  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,406

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 58 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 190 Post(s)
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Phamilton View Post
I’m not going to read back over the thread history, but I have over 4,000 commuting miles on a pair of Bontrager T1s, $20/pc at the LBS, in 27 x 1 1/4. I didn’t get many flats, they have excellent traction wet and dry, and at around a pound per tire they’re far from the heaviest out there. Great value. 100psi rating, I generally rode them between 70-80. They’re a little dead feeling below that. They were starting to show some cracking so I replaced them, wanted to try some Paselas for a long time but couldn’t kill the T1s.

.
+1 for the Bontrager T1's
__________________
1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1982 Trek 610; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1972 Peugeot PX-10; 1987 Trek 800 Antelope (touring/commuting set up); 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1997 Klein Pulse Comp mtb; 1989 Peugeot Limestone hybrid (for touring); 1975 Gitane Olympic; 1983 Vitus 979; 1989 Spectrum Titanium:
scozim is offline  
Old 09-07-19, 09:05 AM
  #112  
Mechanicjay
Senior Member
 
Mechanicjay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Greater Seattle Area
Posts: 94

Bikes: 1971 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1975 John Deere Men's Racer

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by Padgett View Post
Hey guys! I own a 1973 Schwinn Le Tour that i use as my daily commuter. I am currently running the 1 1/4" Kenda K35s. I like the tire, however the roads are not the smoothest and i have the occasional gravel section/curb hop (sorry.) My commute isn't long but I am wondering how the K40s would fare, anyone have any advice? Will the width difference be noticeable? Any other suggestions? Thank you.
I commuted on K40s for a while. Then switched to Paselas. I found the K40s to not have a great longevity to them. 1300 miles and the rear was done, the front wasn't far behind, sidewalls became brittle and started cracking within three years.

I have 800 miles on the Paselas and they're hardly showing any wear, they also feel about 300 times better when pitching it into a hard turn.

Conclusion: Cheap tires just aren't worth it.
Mechanicjay is offline  
Likes For Mechanicjay:
Old 09-18-19, 05:27 AM
  #113  
Murray Missile 
Bike hoarder.
 
Murray Missile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: 700 Ft. above sea level.
Posts: 1,984

Bikes: Not near as many as there was awhile ago.

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 225 Post(s)
Liked 67 Times in 49 Posts
Kendra K35 Blackwall issues.

K35's have been my "go to" on lower end flip bikesso I usually stocked up when I'd find a good sale. In the past couple years I have had 2 blackwalls with a VERY noticeable twist in the tread, almost like a broken belt in a radial. I got the first one replaced but by the time I discovered the second one I couldn't send it back. It never occured to me that there would be 2 in the batch and you couldn't see it until the tire was mounted and aired up. It was very annoying when riding. I tried using one on my trainer but it "thumped" on every revolution of the rear wheel. Never an issue with the gumwalls.


Last edited by Murray Missile; 10-05-19 at 07:15 PM.
Murray Missile is offline  
Old 09-19-19, 10:26 AM
  #114  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 37,600

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 440 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5688 Post(s)
Liked 262 Times in 181 Posts
That's too bad. So CST isn't the only tire company with a high defect rate.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 09-23-19, 08:00 PM
  #115  
mkeller234
Rustbelt Rider
 
mkeller234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canton, OH
Posts: 8,722

Bikes: 1990 Trek 1420 - 1978 Raleigh Professional - 1973 Schwinn Collegiate - 1974 Schwinn Suburban

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 53 Times in 33 Posts
I decided to try the swift sand canyons based on reviews in this thread. I hope they fit!
mkeller234 is offline  
Likes For mkeller234:
Old 10-02-19, 05:54 PM
  #116  
ryansu 
Ride.Smile.Repeat
 
ryansu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 2,143

Bikes: 2009 Handsome Devil, 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, Former bikes; 1986 Miyata Trail Runner, 1979 Miyata 912, 2011 VO Rando, 1999 Cannondale R800, 2012 Soma Smoothie, 1986 Schwinn Passage

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 570 Post(s)
Liked 153 Times in 122 Posts
Originally Posted by mkeller234 View Post
I decided to try the swift sand canyons based on reviews in this thread. I hope they fit!
They fit great on my Cresta GT but its a touring model so I would expect good clearance, not sure how they would work on something more racy. Hope they work for you!
ryansu is online now  
Old 10-03-19, 08:58 PM
  #117  
Chris_in_Miami
missing in action
 
Chris_in_Miami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,534
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
They fit great on my Cresta GT but its a touring model so I would expect good clearance, not sure how they would work on something more racy. Hope they work for you!
I've got a set on the way for a Trek 640, will follow up when I've had a chance to install and ride them.
Chris_in_Miami is offline  
Old 10-06-19, 09:45 PM
  #118  
mkeller234
Rustbelt Rider
 
mkeller234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Canton, OH
Posts: 8,722

Bikes: 1990 Trek 1420 - 1978 Raleigh Professional - 1973 Schwinn Collegiate - 1974 Schwinn Suburban

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 131 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 53 Times in 33 Posts



Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
They fit great on my Cresta GT but its a touring model so I would expect good clearance, not sure how they would work on something more racy. Hope they work for you!
Good news, they fit! I’m excited to give them a try. I just have to wait on some brake cables.
mkeller234 is offline  
Old 10-12-19, 03:17 PM
  #119  
dddd
Ride, Wrench, Swap, Race
 
dddd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 6,676

Bikes: Cheltenham-Pederson racer, Boulder F/S Paris-Roubaix, Varsity racer, '52 Christophe, '62 Continental, '92 Merckx, '75 Limongi, '76 Presto, '72 Gitane SC, '71 Schwinn SS, etc.

Mentioned: 85 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 607 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 39 Times in 37 Posts
I have yet to install any 1-3/8" tire that is actually any wider than a 1-1/4" Pasela or World Tour (which measure an actual 33mm or so depending on the rim width and on inflation pressure).

I had 1-1/4" Specialized Transition tires a couple of decades ago which measured all of 26mm wide on a Mod58 rim.

I've had better luck with Cheng Shin tires over the years than with Kenda, though both make tires at various price points and you get what you pay for to some degree.
The "S-bend" in the tread is an outer-ply failure, usually due to incomplete/insufficient overlapping of the middle and outer plies under the tread (and most common on cheaper tires).
On well-used tires, an outer-ply failure can also occur at the sidewall, due to combined effects of aging and/or abrasion.

I especially like the 1" Paselas, which measure a full 26.5mm wide on medium-width vintage 27" rims. These let the old bikes keep their sporting character, and are I believe the fastest size after tire-size pressure adjustment is taken into account.
dddd is offline  
Old 10-16-19, 05:08 PM
  #120  
riva
low end rider
 
riva's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 674

Bikes: 80's. hoarder.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Liked 13 Times in 13 Posts
I put cheap C637 27x1 1/4" tires on a bike recently. Seem to ride ok, barely cleared the brakes on that bike.

Ditto what ddd says for me, I've had worse luck with thumping Kendas than CS myself. For what I paid not unexpected. I think a fiver each, which I haven't seen prices like that lately.

Speaking of 27's. The bike I put the Cheng tires on, a centurion, I scored in a curbside trash pile thanks entirely to a 27" tire. The previous owner had a 1 3/8" tire on the back wheel which was crashing into everything preventing the wheel from rolling. At least this is what I assume is the reason it was in the trash pile. He probably got fed up with the tire swap not going smoothly on the old junker. I put 2 and 2 together after getting it home in the dark..

Last edited by riva; 10-17-19 at 10:27 AM.
riva is online now  
Old 10-20-19, 07:51 PM
  #121  
GBearFan
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: O'Fallon, IL
Posts: 5

Bikes: Peugeot (1987 Touring Bike)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gatorskin

I've been riding the Continental GSkins for 7 years now. Love 'em!!!
GBearFan is offline  
Old 10-21-19, 10:20 AM
  #122  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 37,600

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 440 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5688 Post(s)
Liked 262 Times in 181 Posts
I had a Cheng Shin tire that wouldn't seat right and gave me a thumping flat spot. I know my sample size is low, but I prefer to buy from the other big tire companies. I know Kenda has a high defect rate as well, but so far, so good for me. I made an exception: I put Kenda tires on my English 3-speed, and I like how they feel better than the expensive Schwalbe tires.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 10-21-19, 01:41 PM
  #123  
Ged117
Senior Member
 
Ged117's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Posts: 197

Bikes: 1950 Raleigh Superbe, 1980 Peugeot AO8, 1990 Schwinn Voyageur

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 115 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Originally Posted by noglider View Post
I had a Cheng Shin tire that wouldn't seat right and gave me a thumping flat spot. I know my sample size is low, but I prefer to buy from the other big tire companies. I know Kenda has a high defect rate as well, but so far, so good for me. I made an exception: I put Kenda tires on my English 3-speed, and I like how they feel better than the expensive Schwalbe tires.
Hi Tom. How do the Kendas feel on the Rudge compared to the Schwalbe tires? I really like how my Panaracer col de la vie tires feel on my three-speed, and I want to recreate that experience for my gf's '72 Sports rebuild but with a little more protection for her commutes. Are the Schwalbe tires dull feeling? The greenguard regular marathon tires I had on my hybrid were pretty dull. I've discovered the folding 27" Pasela PT tires for my touring bike, and they are fantastic. I'm putting a new pair of those on my Peugeot's new 700c wheelset when the time comes.
Ged117 is offline  
Old 10-21-19, 02:06 PM
  #124  
noglider 
aka Tom Reingold
 
noglider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: West Village, New York City
Posts: 37,600

Bikes: 1962 Rudge Sports, 1971 Raleigh Super Course, 1971 Raleigh Pro Track, 1973 Raleigh Twenty, 1974 Raleigh International, 1975 Viscount Fixie, 1982 McLean, 1996 Lemond (Ti), 2002 Burley Zydeco tandem

Mentioned: 440 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5688 Post(s)
Liked 262 Times in 181 Posts
Originally Posted by Ged117 View Post
Hi Tom. How do the Kendas feel on the Rudge compared to the Schwalbe tires? I really like how my Panaracer col de la vie tires feel on my three-speed, and I want to recreate that experience for my gf's '72 Sports rebuild but with a little more protection for her commutes. Are the Schwalbe tires dull feeling? The greenguard regular marathon tires I had on my hybrid were pretty dull. I've discovered the folding 27" Pasela PT tires for my touring bike, and they are fantastic. I'm putting a new pair of those on my Peugeot's new 700c wheelset when the time comes.
Haha, it's funny how people remember my bikes. I don't remember most people's. Oh well.

The Schwalbe Delta Cruisers were described by people here as plush. For whatever reason, I found them quite harsh. Maybe I should have pumped them up less. I don't remember which Kendas the Rudge has, but they were cheap, and I'm happy. I hear the Col de la Vie is the plushest tire in that size.

The Pasela is a pretty nice tire, especially for the price. You can get nicer tires for more money, but I think they're the best at that price.
__________________
Tom Reingold, tom@noglider.com
New York City and High Falls, NY
Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” — Elizabeth West, US author

Please email me rather than PM'ing me. Thanks.
noglider is offline  
Old 10-21-19, 02:18 PM
  #125  
Blightybiker
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Everett, WA
Posts: 17

Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix (circa 1977)

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have a Raleigh Grand Prix, fitted with the original Sturmey Archer 27 x 1.25" wheels. The tyres on it were fitted when I bought the bike about seven years ago. The tyres are Kenda, with a size of 27 x 1.25". I don't use the bike a lot and not at all in wet weather. I have no complaints about the tyres and have never had a puncture. It amazes me to be able to write that although I am now, of course, tempting Providence.

I do have a general question, in anticipation of when I need to buy new tyres: namely, it seems from several posts that 700c tyres can be fitted to 27" rims. Is that correct?
Blightybiker is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.