A month ago I purchased a World Sport Schwinn and I've been loving it.
But I'm in need of some new tires. I caught two flats on my rear wheels since buying it, no big deal compared to the stories I've read on here. The first flat I got, after pumping it again, the air went out in 10-20minutes of just walking with the bike, So I bought a new tube. The second flat came after a 10 mile ride yesterday, 60+ miles were put in since I got the new tube. With no trains or buses around I took a risk, pumped the tire and made it back home fine after riding on it after 6 miles. When I woke up today, flat.
The tires that came on the bike are are 27x1 1/8 panaracers.
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I'm 6'0 and around 280-290 lbs and would like to move up to some 27x1 1/4 tires. I use my bike for 13 mile commutes to and from work, as well as going on rides about 2 or 3 times as long as my commutes on my time off.
I've been looking at the tires listed on this site: http://www.bikemanforu.com/27-inch-road-bike-tires/
and I have been considering these Panaracer Pana Pasela Tour Guard Bicycle Tires: http://www.amazon.com/Panaracer-Pase...ef=pd_sim_sg_2
At this moment I need something that's affordable $15-50 for a pair. However, I would definitely like to hear your recommendations for something pricer for future references.
My front wheel is an Araya 27x1 1/4 w/o HP. JAPAN
My rear wheel is an Wobler Champion "Modele 85" 27"
Simply because one wheel says 27 inches and the other says 27x1 1/4, I must ask, is there anything weird or bad about this? or no?
and recommendations for new aluminum wheels would be greatly appreciated, prices high and low.