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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:05 pm 
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After my recent failed attempt at a cheap racer I decided to try again and bought this today.
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It seems to ride nice but needs new tyres.
They're size 27 x 1 1/4, can you still get this size or have they got a modern metric equivelant?
I also noticed that one inner tube has a schraeder valve and one a presta. I may as well change these with the tyres so what valve should I go for?

Ta very much, Naffa


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:15 pm 
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These will do nicely on your racer.......

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/27-x-1-1-4-TY ... 931wt_1271

Stacks on ebay! Just type in '27 x 1 1/4 tyres' into ebay.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:35 pm 
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Thanks just bought a couple


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:00 pm 
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You sure they're 27" :? I was pretty sure that these came with 700c....


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Tel wrote:
You sure they're 27" :? I was pretty sure that these came with 700c....


Its whats on the side of the tyres mate.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Well if that's what it says then that must be what it is....


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:28 am 
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I had a blue one of those in Er...................... just doing the mental maths.............1983, I think.
Reynolds 105?
Couldn't live with the flying saucer on the back wheel though, it met with the wire cutters. I wanted to look like Greg L'emon he didn't need one and neither did I.

Used it for my 16 mile each way commute to Billericay, worked a treat.

Brings back memories of my youth.... were's my slippers, Dear?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:37 pm 
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no way would that have come with 27" wheels as standard non non non! :lol:

anyway, it matters not if the clearance is ok for the tyre and brakes


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:59 pm 
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Dead Rats wrote:
no way would that have come with 27" wheels as standard non non non! :lol:

anyway, it matters not if the clearance is ok for the tyre and brakes


What do you think would have been o.e on it?
They;re Rigida wheels btw.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Would've been 700c rims. Not a graet deal diifferent, a little smaller. Rigida chrome steel rims on Maillard bolt up hubs with Glavanised spokes were th OE choice if I remember rightly.


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