|Recommend tires for '70s 27-in wheelset||KenS|
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 wheelset||Andy 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 wheelset||KenS|
Mar 12, 2003 7:37 AM
|That's the problem. They don't have a hook rim.|
|re: Recommend tires for '70s 27-in wheelset||Trent 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|| |