Hi. I'm riding a vintage Schwinn (ladies 3-speed) over some paths that include a rough section pretty much daily. With the original skinny 27 1/4 inch wheels and tires I am getting a lot of slow leaks ... I'm getting frustrated with the endless tire pumping and such. I love the bike's look and I'd like to put some time into restoring it. But if I can't solve the tire problem I think I'm better off selling it to someone who will ride it more gently, and get another bike : (
So what are my options for getting tires or tubes that resist flats? Will Mr. Tuffy or another kind of liners fit these vintage skinny tires? I've been told "no" and I've also heard "yes." Any other options? The extra thick tubes that I've seen seem to come in 26" sizes only at the local retail level... it would be a nuisance to order a 27" 1/4 pair and then have them not fit. I've also heard that Mr. Tuffy can slip out of place or pinch the tubes... that doesn't sound too good.