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 Post subject: 27" Tyre Advice
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:24 pm 
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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
conti ultra

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.

Help appreciated!

Thanks

N.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:34 pm 
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Nowt wrong with good old Michelin World Tour


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:00 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
Nowt wrong with good old Michelin World Tour


I concur! I swear by (and not at) these great old standard tyres. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:46 pm 
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another vote for World Tour, got a 700 x 35C pair on my commuter and they're great, esp for the money. I managed to tear one riding through glass tho, but it's still going strong after I sewed it up with dental floss


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:27 pm 
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World Tours are great tyres and cheep.Bontrager do a Hardcase in that size but for a lot more money although you wont get punctures.jm.,


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:19 pm 
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Schwalbe do a 27" in 3 of their range with the Marathon Plus at the top about £25 - but puncture protected and very hardwearing.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:50 pm 
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My usual recommendation: Panaracer Pasela.

Quite a bit more expensive than World Tours, but well worth the extra, IMO.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:02 pm 
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I was just going to ask if anyone's running Panaracers! I was in Ghyllside Cycles last weekend in the Lakes and was very tempted. They've got to be a bit quicker than World Tours?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:11 am 
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Goldie wrote:
I was just going to ask if anyone's running Panaracers! I was in Ghyllside Cycles last weekend in the Lakes and was very tempted. They've got to be a bit quicker than World Tours?


They are, Ive found the 27 x 1-1/4" size looks thinner than the World Tours as well.


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