I've just acquired an old road bike to try and start commuting to work on. Unfortunately I know little about road bikes, having ridden mountain bikes for my whole life! The bike I've been lent/given is generally in good condition, and was a nice bike when new, but has been sat so long that the tyres have essentially dissolved, so I need a new pair of tyres and tubes.
The current tyres are 27x1/4", so my choices are a bit limited, but I could do with advice on what to go for.
Current thoughts run to these:
conti ultra gator skin
or these in either 1 1/4" or 1 1/8" width
What do people recommend? I'm looking at a 9 mile each way which is a mile or so across town and 8 miles on country roads.
For those interested it's a Hugh Portman Veloce Ventura with suntour shifting and a 2x5 drivetrain, down tube mounted shifters. Tubing is Reynolds 531, Shimano hubs and Selman (?) cranks. Currently running mud guards and rear rack, so ideal for commuting.