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    Senior Member pwhallon's Avatar
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    Need help finding new tires.

    Hi All,

    I have a pair of 1976 Schwinn Suburbans.



    I am trying to find new tires that can carry heavier loads than the stock gumwalls. I am pretty big.

    Do any of you know of a 27" tire that can carry more weight?

    Thanks,

    Paul

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    Others will have specific advice for you on this, but why do you think you need tires that can carry heavier loads. Being fairly beefy tires (at least by modern standards), I would think those tires could lift quite a load off the ground. Are you airing them up as much as you can? After all, its air, not rubber that keeps your rim off the road.

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    Nice looking pair of bikes!

    You can feel free to also ask in the Clydesdale section, but I weigh 350 pounds and I ride any 27" tire.

    A couple of my favorites are the same that others here like. The Panaracer Pasela TG or the Continental Ultra Sport both ride well.

    Just be sure to keep the tires well inflated to avoid pinch flats. If your rims don't have hooked beads (and I don't think they do if they are the stock rims) then stick to under 80 PSI or so on the inflation, regardless of what the tire sidewalls say.

    If you are staying at 80 PSI and having trouble with pinch flats, I would suggest switching to hooked rims to allow for higher pressure.

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    I'm thinking that Kendas will work just fine here. I can get them for $7.42 each (including tax).
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    +1 I use the Kendas, caught them on sale for under $6. Be sure to ID your rims: hooked or unhooked. Agree, they are probably unhooked. That limits your choices to wire bead tires, like the Kenda.

    I don't see any great sales on them right now.

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    Here you go. About 70lbs. is ALL you want in these tires. I have nearly the same ladie's bike !

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    I caught the Nashbar Prima 2 Plus tires on sale for my wifes Schwinn Caliente and I was pretty impressed on how they ride. They have worn pretty well also. That is a nice pair of bikes.

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    Thanks for the great advice guys.

    I'm going to try the Kendas. They're an eighth of an inch wider than the others. Also will re-lube the wheel bearings and clean and re-lube the gears. She should cruise quite nicely then.

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