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Old 07-22-11, 04:46 PM
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Skinniest 27" Tire Available

I know when you jump down to the 1 1/8's things get slim for selection....is there anyone that sells a 1"?

The goal is to cut down on the rotational mass of these heavier tires. Currently the bike has 27x1 1/4 and I'm looking for the skinny's. Anyone hear of such a tire?

There isnt a need for me to ditch the nice Weinmann concave 27"ers for 700's. I'd like to just improve the performance just a tad.

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I haven't seen anything less than 1 1/8 where I normally shop but I guess that doesn't mean they don't make them. Honestly going down to 1" will only buy you 3mm and I can't imagine it's a huge weight savings.
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I haven't seen anything less than 1 1/8 where I normally shop but I guess that doesn't mean they don't make them. Honestly going down to 1" will only buy you 3mm and I can't imagine it's a huge weight savings.
Probably not but there is a huge difference in various brands and I juuuuuust might get lucky. Nah, it's just psychological for the most part.
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Grab a pair of 27" x 1 1/8" Panaracer Pasela TGs. They're rough and tough, and skinny enough. Plus, they're real cheap when they go on sale!

http://www.panaracer.com/urban.php

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I recall seeing Pasella 1" tires at Nashbar in the past.
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Skinnier 27" clincher tires? The Pasela is made in 27"x25mm. That's 1" skinny. I have a pair of the Tour Guards on my Gran Sport.

I've seen them online but I just buy them at my LBS, Harris Cyclery.
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Pasela's come in 27x1" - Too thin for many 27" rims though.
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I have a pair of some really, really skinny 27" tires you can have for cheap if you want them. They're 27 x 1" or possibly even 7/8". You'll need a skinny rim for them. PM if you want more details. I also have some of the Pasela's in 27x1". I picked up a bunch when they were on sale for $10 but haven't used them all up yet. Most of my 27" bikes are grocery-getters and these are just too skinny for that.
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I recall seeing Pasella 1" tires at Nashbar in the past.
Yes, and they were as low as $8 each with a special promotional code deal. I have them on my Fuji S-12-S and really like them.

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A bike shop I go to saved a pair of the one inch Pacellas for me. I walked in one day, and the owner said, hey, no one else in the world would ever want these, so here.

All I have are 1 1/4 rims. Put them on anyway, and have ridden them. They were nice. thinking about it, I run 25mm tires on some pretty beefy rims, and they have the same profile as the pasellas. Have not pinch flatted on them, yet. think I may just run them for the heck of it, they look good on my moto GT.
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I have a pair of 27" x 13/16" -- now that's skinny. I may be trading them with Velo Classique next week towards some rims and spokes. They're NOS so I don't know if anyone sells them now.
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+1 on the 1" Paselas, I've got a set mounted on Fiamme yellow label rims on my Trek and they're great! I bought a bunch of cheap Kenda tires in 7/8" width when Kenda USA had them on clearance (I think they were around $5 ea.) I used them on a few flip bikes, but they were rubbish and a nightmare to mount.
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I've got some Avocet 27" x 7/8" tires. NOS still in their boxes if anyone is interested. I'll be taking another pair off the Paramount with less than 50 miles on them. All in great shape, no cuts or scratches. They are just a little too narrow for my commuter ride but perfect for some vintage racing bike.
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I have the standard Weinmann concaves on my motobecane super mirage. Will the 1" Pacella's (sp) fit?
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I have the standard Weinmann concaves on my motobecane super mirage. Will the 1" Pacella's (sp) fit?
Check the rim width and then here:
http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
Toward the bottom of the page there is chart for tire width vs. rim width. You can stretch the limit a little, as the article says.
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I haven't tried them, but I'm pretty sure they'll work fine - the Weinmann concave rims that I have are actually narrower than the Fiamme rims I have the 1" tires mounted on.
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I have a set of the 1" pasellas on rims that are about 25mm wide (Sun AT18), no problems. I really like the tires. I should have bought more when they were on sale for $9.99.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Check the rim width and then here:
http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
Toward the bottom of the page there is chart for tire width vs. rim width. You can stretch the limit a little, as the article says.
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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
I haven't tried them, but I'm pretty sure they'll work fine - the Weinmann concave rims that I have are actually narrower than the Fiamme rims I have the 1" tires mounted on.
As I recall, you said you had Fiamme Yellow Label. I have several of these rims from decades ago, put quite a few miles on them. They are light and reasonably well made but not super high quality. More importantly they aren't hooked-bead. I had my 25mm Pasela's pop off the rim a few times, sitting in the backyard or while I was pumping them up. Do be careful and don't over-inflate the tires. I finally re-strung those hubs with new rims.
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