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Old 10-20-08, 06:59 AM   #1
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27" tires - What & where?

I was given an old Raleigh roadie about a month ago, and finally got around to doing an initial strip & clean over the weekend. From my very quick research, it appears to be a mid-70's model with 27"x1.25" rims with Schrader valves.

Can someone recommend a good tire for these rims?

This bike will mainly just be a "for fun" bike & grocery getter. It doesn't need super-light race tires. Something middle-of-the-road with good comfort & puncture resistance would be just fine. (If it were a 700c rim, I'd probably get something like 700x25 Armadillos, or the like, to give you an idea of what I'm looking for.)

Anywhere have particularly good prices for these?

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Old 10-20-08, 09:16 AM   #2
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I have an old road bike with 27" tires. Pretty much all I could find at a couple LBSs was generic, cheap, gum wall tires. They suck pretty bad but, both shops told me that I'll have a tough time finding good ones because it is an obsolete wheel size. But I'm sure they're on the internet.
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Old 10-20-08, 09:21 AM   #3
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Gatorskins can be found in 27" size. Check Nashbar.
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Old 10-20-08, 10:52 AM   #4
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Gatorskins or Panaracer Pasela TGs. I recommend the Panaracers, the TG model have great puncture protection and you can often find them online for real cheap.
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wally mart has 27" tires they say the y have puncture resistance. its what i got on my $12 schwinn sprint.
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Performance has a couple, I got the Forté GT2 Kevlar Road Tire and they look pretty good and so far no complains...
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Old 10-21-08, 12:22 AM   #7
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Don't forget Schwalbe marathon:
http://www.schwalbetires.com/marathon_368
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Old 10-21-08, 08:00 AM   #8
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I think Specialized has a 27 inch Armadillo.
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