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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:57 pm 
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Tried to fit some 700c tyres to my retro road project & looks like I have 27 inch wheels. Will it be a struggle to get hold of some tyres & should I just replace with some cheap 700c rims?

Not clued up with road bikes as you can prob tell!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:59 pm 
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I think you may/can run into trouble if your brakes don't have enough drop in them, ie. the pads won't go low enough to meet the rim of the 700c.


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Yeh that's what I feared - balls :(


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I'm sure you can still get 27" road tyres. I know it goes against the grain - but try Halfords?

If you're really, really desperate I know a man who might be able to help.


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SJS still have some


http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/category-27-(630)-203.htm

Might be worth having a look around the sheldons site as I'm sure you can use 700c's but you should check yourself.


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Panaracer still do some (Pasela) and also Conti Gator Skins are available in 27".

Try St John St Cycles.

www.sjscycles.com


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:14 pm 
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Somehow my message vanished but yes try SJS :roll:

Also reckon you may be able to use 700c's but may necessitate a change of brakes dependat on your drop, have a look round sheldons site for facts and data.


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kaiser wrote:
SJS still have some


http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/category-27-(630)-203.htm

Might be worth having a look around the sheldons site as I'm sure you can use 700c's but you should check yourself.


Bizarre- yer message appears in quotes!!


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Now that's just bloody weird, that is!!

And yes, SJS.........


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:26 pm 
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Agree with everything said re brake drops. If you have a nice 27" er then you should really stick with 27" otherwise the clearances are going to look horrible.

Unfortunately the run of the mill 27" tyres are usually 1 1/4" and a bit like MTB's. I have a 1976 Roberts and used to run Michelin 27 x 7/8" back in the early 80's which were OK - not nearly as narrow as todays 700c 20mm's or so. I have a pair of Schwalbe 1 1/4" but cannot bring myself to use them.


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