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    Need Tire Recommendation for 1964 Schwinn Super Sport

    I have a 1964 Schwinn Super Sport 10 speed that was purchased new, my parents bought it as my Christmas present. I know I need 27x 1 1/4 tires but was wondering what a good brand would be.I will install them myself so I'm looking to order something online. I saw 2 Kenda gum wall tires with 2 tubes and 2 wheel strips for just under $49.00 how would that be? Is there anything out there made in the USA? I also need to replace my brake pads, are they all a standard size? Thanks for your comments, I've been away from bikes for a while.

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    This is a question the Classic & Vintage fellows could answer without even turning on their computers.
    Mods... a little help here directing this thread to the proper channels...?

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    1. That's decent price for tires, tubes & rim protectors. 27" is not very common in bike shops. Don't know about made in the USA tires.

    2. Brakes pads are pretty standard. Order a set of Koolstop pads, the extra expense is worth it.

    I just bought 2 sets of 27" tires at our local swap meet for $9.00. They're cheap made in China or Indonesia, but they work well enough. The Schwinn is a good bike. You can have that bike for another 48 years no problem.
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    Thank you for your response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
    This is a question the Classic & Vintage fellows could answer without even turning on their computers.
    Mods... a little help here directing this thread to the proper channels...?
    +1 on that since the OP is posting to the "Southern California" regional forum from Missouri. (Not that that matters- I grew up in Southern California, but now I live outside of Portland, Oregon. My wife's cousins- also from SoCal- live in Missouri.)

    Anyway: 27" tires that fit your old Schwinn are available at older, better-stocked bike shops. You can also find them at some large chain stores (Wal-Mart and the like) since there are still some bike they sell with 27" wheels and tires.

    Unfortunately, these are are made in Taiwan or Indonesia. The last U.S. based manufacturer of bicycle tires stopped production 25 or more years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    +1 on that since the OP is posting to the "Southern California" regional forum from Missouri. (Not that that matters- I grew up in Southern California, but now I live outside of Portland, Oregon. My wife's cousins- also from SoCal- live in Missouri.)........
    But everyone here is from some place else......

    Last time I was in my local Performance bike shop I asked about 27" tires. They looked at me like I'd just walked out of Pharaoh's tomb. Said they might have some upstairs for about $25 apiece. The other bike shop just laughed sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
    But everyone here is from some place else......

    Last time I was in my local Performance bike shop I asked about 27" tires. They looked at me like I'd just walked out of Pharaoh's tomb. Said they might have some upstairs for about $25 apiece. The other bike shop just laughed sadly.
    That's sad. I can go to any number of shops in town and find a selection of 27" tires. Of course, my town is Portland, where they sell bike tires in coffee shops.
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    I had good luck on my commuters with the Forte Strada K tires from Performance. My younger son is currently running them on his '81 Centurion and older son has them on his single speed. They usually can be had for around $15.

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    I noticed the other day when walking through Walmart they had 27 inch tires for $20.00 each. I think they were by Bell and the package said they had Kevlar. Any thoughts? Thanks

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    These might look good on that old Schwinn. Post some pics!
    http://www.jensonusa.com/Bicycle-Tir...Tour-Road-Tire
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