I'm rebuilding an Orange P7 RS from 1996. Given the date I thought that skinwall tyres would look the part. I'd appreciate something with low rolling resistance, can't see me using it in anything too onerous.
So what is out there?
This week I have purchased a pair of the new Terra One tyres.
Back ordered a few pairs of amberwall reissue Smoke and Darts. And also ordered a pair of those Duro centre ridge tyres that marc two tone highlighted on eBay.
Before you think about tyres, maybe consider forks. As 2manyoranges points out, the nickel P7 is pretty iconic and represents a particular age of development in MTB. Those RC35s are ‘92/‘93 and stand out like a sore thumb - they belong on a painted Prestige or Clockwork. I would go for a set of RC35 MXCDs. That said, your bike: your choice!
By the way, if the ‘RS’ decals are original - it would have originally worn Rock Shox Quadra 21R in yellow. Also pretty groovy, if you can find a set.
To my mind there's some pretty decent Schwalbe/Maxxis skinwalls.Good selection of tread patterns,some looking quite similar to old styles (Tioga city slickers/Specialized nimbus etc.). Not always in the right shade of 'hearing aid beige' for my liking but beggars/choosers n all that.
But why do they have to spoil them with big logos stamped on the sidewalls?It's the one thing that stops be buying.
Maybe that's a good thing!