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    1974 Raleigh Tourist 28” tire fitment

    I just installed a set of Continental tires (42-635) on my 28” Raleigh Tourist rims. They were installed using just my hands without much trouble which worries me a bit. The bike had the factory original tires and tubes that appear to have never been removed. I reinstalled those to check fit and they assemble in exactly the same way (just need me hands). The bead relief in the rim does look quite deep (I wish my motorcycles were as deep!).

    I read all the size info on the various sites and believe these tires to be OK size-wise. It sure would be nice to hear that others have had similar fitment experience and not have the tire blow off 30 miles from home …..on a steep downhill….in heavy traffic…..in the rain .

    Thanks,
    beljum

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    Just watch your tire pressures, the Westwood rims DO NOT have a strong bead hook on them. I run several different brands of tires on my Raleighs the only ones I have had an issue with were some 110psi IRC... they didn't like to stay on the rim when the pressure was over 75psi.

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    Not too hard - just enough to get that famous Cadillac ride characteristic of a roadster. It should feel like riding on a cloud.

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    Thanks guys. The max pressure rating is only 60 psi so I should be good to go. The easy fitment will make it simple to fix a flat on the roadside (that is if one can remove the tire and patch a tube without removing the wheel).

    beljum

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    Yes, that's been my experience as well. Never a problem.

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