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Old 01-21-20, 02:59 PM
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Panaracer Pasela Tires

Anyone know if Panaracer Pasela tires will mount on smooth, straight sided alloy rims or only on hooked bead alloy rims?

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The sidewall of the tire should say. I expect straight wall rims will lead to blow-offs at any reasonably high pressure.
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Are these folding or wire bead tires? I ran wire bead Paselas on Super Champion 58 rims at about 60-70 psi with no issues. Folding tires, no clue.
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What size & what rim?
Some of the "older" posters may have more specific knowledge of some combinations.
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I run wire bead Paselas on hookless Weinmann rims. I haven't had any problems, but I don't run them above 90psi.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
I run wire bead Paselas on hookless Weinmann rims. I haven't had any problems, but I don't run them above 90psi.
I have the same setup, but not a lot of experience. Still, no problems.

Be careful when you seat the tire and first add a little air. You might keep things from going South (if the alignnment is off, depressure and try again).

Good luck.
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I too am using wire bead Paselas on Super Champion rims. I have had no issues with the initial seating of the bead or problems in use. Mine are 27" tires, so perhaps they are made assuming non-hooked rims. If so, the 700c tires may be different.
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At lower pressure and ensuring the tire is fully mounted before you try to bring up to whatever (relatively low) pressure you are aiming for, and they should be fine. If you use 32 or 35mm wide tires (1-1/4 or 1-3/8") then you only need to inflate to ~60 or 75 psi max, and that should work.

Great tires, BTW. I have never used tires with the a better combination of performance, construction quality, and low price.
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Thanks to everyone who shared their experience with Paselas. I am considering wire bead 27 x 1 Paselas on a generic Araya alloy rim and it seems doable if the pressure is kept reasonable. Much appreciated.
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I am considering wire bead 27 x 1 Paselas on a generic Araya alloy rim and it seems doable if the pressure is kept reasonable. Much appreciated.
Unless you have clearance issues that call for a maximum tire width of 1", I'd go with a wider tire. The lower pressures required for a hookless rim make narrow tires more prone to pinch-flats. Go with the widest tire your frame will allow.

N.B. there's no compelling reason for running the same width front and rear, if the clearances are different. BITD, we'd run a wide tire on the rear and a narrower one in front because the rear tire carries more of the load.
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+1 to above. There is no reason to use 27x1" tires if 1-1/4" tires will fit. Your bike will be smoother and faster with the 1-1/4" tires, and you will have no concerns of the tire popping off the rim during inflation.
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Agree with Wilfred and John D.: Unless you weigh less than 140 lbs (to our metric-minded British friends, that's 10 stone) you'll be able to run bigger tires at lower pressures and you'll be more comfortable.

I'm running 27x1-1/8 and 27x1-1/4 of my two vintage bikes (one with Weinman and one with Araya vintage rims).

But I note that you are running two Bertin C37s. These look like very nice bikes. But weren't the C37s 700c? Or is the earlier one 27 inch?
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Unless you have clearance issues that call for a maximum tire width of 1", I'd go with a wider tire. The lower pressures required for a hookless rim make narrow tires more prone to pinch-flats. Go with the widest tire your frame will allow.

N.B. there's no compelling reason for running the same width front and rear, if the clearances are different. BITD, we'd run a wide tire on the rear and a narrower one in front because the rear tire carries more of the load.

+1 here. I run slightly wider rear tires on a few bikes, have for years. But it is interesting that BITD BMX racing bikes would run the narrower tire in the rear, rather have the rear slide out at speed then the front. Andy
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Yes, both C 37s are 700C with a set of tubular wheels just being readied for the white Carre/Bertin C 37. The Paselas would be for a possible non-Bertin purchase. Different wheel/tires on front and back were previously common. A lot of British bikes would run 32 spoke front wheels and 40 spoke rear with slightly different tires to address the differences in weight distribution between the front and the back. This was especially so considering the British habit of touring with large, loaded seat bags on the rear of the bike.
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