Early last year, I picked up an 80s steel road bike. Unfortunately, I've gotten a lot of tire blow-outs (as chronicled in this thread). The evidence indicates that the newer tires are not fitting tight enough on the newer rims.
The tires I've used so far include Specialized All Condition Pro 23c's (folding), Conti UltraSport 23's and 25's. The rims are Araya 700c and do not have a hook bead.
So, any recommendations? The ideal tire would be:
- reasonably fast
- fairly robust (road conditions suck 'round here)
- 25c's are fine