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Recommend tires for '70s 27-in wheelset(10 posts)

Recommend tires for '70s 27-in wheelsetKenS
Mar 10, 2003 10:59 AM
I am reviving a mid-70s Atala. I have a clincher wheelset that was manufactured about the same time. What tires work well with rims of this vintage? Will I need to stick with lower-pressure tires? What are good all-around 27" tires?
Not a whole lot of choices...Lone Gunman
Mar 10, 2003 2:04 PM
As far as clinchers go in a 27". I am using Continental Sport 1000's 27x11/8" which is a 30mm tire. They are available in 1" which gives you a 25mm tire. Bad news is they are heavy wire bead tires if that is an issue, but they seem to roll nice and have some tread. Cheap too, around $10 each from my LBS.
Thanks for the info (nm)KenS
Mar 12, 2003 7:36 AM
Nashbar's been clearing them out. Is that the Atala on eBay?cory
Mar 10, 2003 4:22 PM
Nashbar has had decent 27-inchers in the last couple of catalogs. Contis, I think, but I didn't pay much attention.
Is that the 64cm Atala that was on eBay recently? I almost bid on it, but decided I have enough projects... looked pretty nice, though.
Not the one on ebay (nm)KenS
Mar 11, 2003 6:01 AM
re: Recommend tires for '70s 27-in wheelsetAndy M-S
Mar 11, 2003 8:14 AM
The best 27" tires I ever used were Avocet Fasgrip slicks...but I know that Avocet hasn't made them in 27" for some time. Last time I checked, though, Harris (Sheldon Brown's shop) had some.

They DO require a hook bead rim; you might give Sheldon a call, tell him what kind of rims you have, and find out if the Avocets will work for you.
re: Recommend tires for '70s 27-in wheelsetKenS
Mar 12, 2003 7:37 AM
That's the problem. They don't have a hook rim.
re: Recommend tires for '70s 27-in wheelsetTrent in WA
Mar 13, 2003 10:30 PM
I have Panaracer Paselas on my 27" wheeled Miyata. I like them a lot and, knock on wood, have had nary a flat with them. They're on sale for a screaming good $12.95 at Nashbar--I think you can also get them with Tourguard, a kevlar anti-flat strip.

Melinda, posting under her husband's log in.
Allright, found tires on Nashbar, now what about TUBES?girchygirchy
Mar 15, 2003 5:30 PM
I've been half-heartedly looking for a road bike for a while. I don't have enough to plunk down on a new bike, so when my friend said he had an old 80's Peugeot with 27" wheels, I was excited. Turns out it's too small, and a bit too rusty for my tastes. So he's keeping it, and might want to use it to commute to class. I'm going to get it roadworthy for him, so I was going to change a few cables, and the tubes and tires. I saw the 27" tires, and wondered how hard it would be to find them.

So I found those tires, but where do I get tubes? Those things seem harder to find. Thanks for any help!

Nevermind, found them (and cheaper tires) on Nashbar...girchygirchy
Mar 15, 2003 6:28 PM
Nashbar's medium road tubes fit 27 x 1-1/8 - 27 x 1-1/4 tires, they're only $4 apiece. They're also selling their own road tire, the Prima 2 ($8) and Prima 2 Plus (kevlar bead, $10) in 27 x 1-1/4" size. Pay dirt! :Þ