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 Post subject: The Fattest 27" Tyre?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:05 am 
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I have an old Galaxy with nice 27 x 1 1/4 wheels which I'd like to retain rather than replacing with 700c but I don't like skinny tyres. It is fitted with Specialized Tri Sports which are only about 28mm and a pair of Continentals which are a full 32mm though both are marked 32x630 which is the largest size that I have been able to find on line so my question is what is the largest tyre available for 27" rims ie who makes the largest "32"x630?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:59 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Good old Michelin World Tour - Nice, fat, gripless in anything but 1990's rose tinted hot summer days and perfect for old Galaxys!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:09 pm 
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27 x 1 1/4 tyres should be around 32mm wide. I get on quite well with the elcheapo tan-walls on eBay. Grip is adequate and they're about £5.99. Basically the same as the Wilkinsons black 27 x 1 1/4 tyres but with a tan sidewall.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:41 pm 
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WTs would be my choice - no too gripless though!


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