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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi

I don't know what to do about tyres. The rims are 27" x 1 1/4", can i put 700c tyres on them?

Are they the same size?

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 12:27 pm 
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As in most things two wheels, Sheldon is your friend.

http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

Short answer = No +8mm difference


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 2:03 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks

Its hard finding tyres! That are an odd size.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 3:48 pm 
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dont panic i use alot of these ,ebay is full of them
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MICHELIN-WORLD-TO ... 9503867b52


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:08 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:24 pm 
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flyboyovyick wrote:
Thanks

Its hard finding tyres! That are an odd size.

As said, 700c tyres won't fit. Don't panic - you can get new 27x1-1/4 tan wall tyres on eBay for peanuts and Wilkinson have plain black ones for about £5 each.


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