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    Who still makes decent 27 inch tires?

    I'm sure this has been asked a million times, but a search for "27" proves difficult. Who still makes decent 27" tires? I know that Panaracers, Schwalbe Marathons, and maybe Continental Gator Skins are available. Anything else? This is going on an old Motobecane. Thanks.

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    Vittoria and Kenda also make 27" tires. Except for Panaracers, I can't vouch for what's good or not. I have been thinking of trying out the Vittorias.

    There are some options here:

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    Bicycle tire companies?

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    IRC was the first to offer a 90psi 27" tire almost 40 years ago, and it enjoyed great success until the market shifted to 700c. They were still making the identical tire as recently as a year or two ago, and it was still very inexpensive by today's tire price standards.
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    These were recommended on here before, and I have a few. Seem to be pretty good, but I can't vouch for much, as I have not had them on the road, yet, as I am still in the middle of the rebuild.

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