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Old 08-18-06, 04:06 PM   #1
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tire reccomendations for 27" tires on old steel bike

got any? I want them as durable/puncture-proof as possible. do they make armadillos this size?
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Old 08-18-06, 04:20 PM   #2
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http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...eid=&pagename=

Available in both 27 x 1 1/8 and 27 x 1 1/4. Kevlar bead, kevlar belt.........I doubt you'll be able to get them at this price ($11.95 each) much longer-
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Old 08-18-06, 06:05 PM   #3
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I doub't I'll be able to resist that deal.
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I run Continental Ultrasport tires and they seem pretty good. A ***** to get on but they ride smooth. Dunno about wear/puncture resistance... only had them for about 200 miles.
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The Paselas are a sweet buy for a pretty light tire, but my money's still on the Armadillos when it comes to raw puncture resistance. BTW I've had Pasela TourGuards in the past and did just pick up a pair of 700x35's, not saying they're bad or anything.

Does the bike have hook-bead rims, by the way?
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Available in both 27 x 1 1/8 and 27 x 1 1/4. Kevlar bead, kevlar belt.........I doubt you'll be able to get them at this price ($11.95 each) much longer-
Great price on some really good tires. I'm going to get some 1 1/4 myself. Thanks for the heads up.
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CAUTION Rando, I asked a similiar question about a month ago and recieved a timely reminder from Cudak888. Unlike 700C rims, not all 27" rims will accomodate high pressure tires like the Continental Ultrasports. If your rims have the bead to catch the edge of the high pressure tires, then disregard this post. But if you have the old steel rims or low end alloy rims, your rims may not be capable of holding a tire that requires 100PSI. I'm currently running 90PSI Kenda's on my Fuji that has steel rims. I purchased them at Dick's. Nashbar also sells a couple of tires that run at 90 PSI under their own name.
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Hi, I have Conti Gatorskins on my Holdsworth Record, and they have worked well over the years
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My local Wal-mart just restocked their bicycle section with new tires including 27 X 1 1/4 tires. The new tires are Kevlar and come folded in a square box.
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I run Continental Ultrasport tires and they seem pretty good. A ***** to get on but they ride smooth. Dunno about wear/puncture resistance... only had them for about 200 miles.
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My girlfriend's bike has these and she hasn't had a flat, um, ever... in a year of commuting through DC. So they're good tires!
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Conti Ultragatorskins are an excellent choice.
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