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Which tire companies supplied tires for Schwinn - Schwinn/Giant - 1960's -1990's

Old 07-22-12, 01:05 PM
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Which tire companies supplied tires for Schwinn - Schwinn/Giant - 1960's -1990's

Which tire companies supplied tires for Schwinn - Schwinn/Giant - 1960's -1990's ********************??


Please give detailed history & specific tire manufacturer that supplied Schwinn with new tires.

I am aware of Carlisle producing tires for Schwinn during the 60's & 70's for the 20" & 24 " bicycles. Who produced, manufactured or supplied tires for Schwinn for 26" & 27" Bikes from 19 60's through 1990's? Please give a specific list.

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Who manufactured the 27X1-1/4" Schwinn Passage VR tire? & Schwinn Schwinn Record? Side wall just says "Made in Japan", Tire was manufactured from 1985 - 1989.

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Anyone who can help me positively help me with this inquiry would be appreciated. TY.
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Patience.

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I am aware of Carlisle producing tires for Schwinn during the 60's & 70's for the 20" & 24 " bicycles. Who produced, manufactured or supplied tires for Schwinn for 26" & 27" Bikes from 19 60's through 1990's? Please give a specific list.
I think Carlisle did most Schwinn tires (all sizes) through the mid- '70's. After that, National Tire (Japan) made the Record/Super Record lightweight tires. Things at Schwinn went to heck after the mid '80's.
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I think Carlisle did most Schwinn tires (all sizes) through the mid- '70's. After that, National Tire (Japan) made the Record/Super Record lightweight tires. Things at Schwinn went to heck after the mid '80's.
How sure are you about National Tire making the Record?

The tread on both the Record & Passage VR were very similar with the Passage VR being the top of the line tire in 1985-1990. I used Facebook to bring the pictures here since I had no other way of transferring the picture for members to see what I'm in need of or talking about.

The Record came with a green label in 1985 -1990 as where the Passage was with a purple label as shown above during the same time period. Both road tires had a very lightweight gum wall with steel strip in the center of the tire, one of the first tires to hit the market that used a steel strip in the center of the tire.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Patience.

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This was the only way I could transfer the photos here for everyone to see what I'm talking about & what I'm in search of.
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Just found that Innova Tire had a bicycle gum wall tire also, was in a Schwinn box (Dorel Industries) sold through our local K-Mart. Looked on the Innova website & they don't have it in their catalog, further more they only have ONE style tire that fits my rim & that has knobbies on it! - UGH!
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Jeff is correct. It was National. They sell in the US under the name Panaracer. They're good tires.

You've asked the same questions (or nearly the same questions) on several threads, haven't you?
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Why didn't Panaracer stop making the Passage VR tires for Schwinn, instead of having a version of their own to sell & continue producing here in the States???
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Why didn't Panaracer stop making the Passage VR tires for Schwinn, instead of having a version of their own to sell & continue producing here in the States???
Tire models and versions often change on an annual basis, for no better reason than to give dealers something different to sell.

National/Panaracer tires ended up more expensive than similar tires made in Taiwan in the '80's.

Here's my rule of thumb: any question that starts with "Why?" can be answered with "Money".
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How sure are you about National Tire making the Record?

The tread on both the Record & Passage VR were very similar with the Passage VR being the top of the line tire in 1985-1990. I used Facebook to bring the pictures here since I had no other way of transferring the picture for members to see what I'm in need of or talking about.

The Record came with a green label in 1985 -1990 as where the Passage was with a purple label as shown above during the same time period. Both road tires had a very lightweight gum wall with steel strip in the center of the tire, one of the first tires to hit the market that used a steel strip in the center of the tire.
I am absolutely sure that National Tire made the Schwinn Record tires in the early '80's. I was a Schwinn mechanic during that time, and tires would come to us in factory packaging, which said "National Tire".

FWIW: the Wolber Invulnerable tire was one of the first with a steel belt embedded under the tread. 1983, I think:
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Here's my rule of thumb: any question that starts with "Why?" can be answered with "Money".
My rule of thumb is that "why" questions rarely lead anywhere useful.

rsg, you might be obsessing on a small matter. Equip your bike with good tires. Original tires are not important. It's an item you expect to wear out, so it's not as if you're doing something inappropriate by putting new tires on an old bike.
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Originally Posted by rsg View Post
How sure are you about National Tire making the Record?

The tread on both the Record & Passage VR were very similar with the Passage VR being the top of the line tire in 1985-1990. I used Facebook to bring the pictures here since I had no other way of transferring the picture for members to see what I'm in need of or talking about.
Don't need to be so BOLD!

An easy way to post a picture from almost any place is to use the code "[IMG] [/IMG]" (but leave off the " " next to the [ ]). On a PC right click the picture, in the menu box you should see "Copy Image Location" and select this option. Between "[IMG] [/IMG]" paste (Ctrl v) the image location. Complete your post and click "Submit Reply" and your desired image shows up in the post.

It's that simple. And I'm one of those folks who is not on Facebook.

P.S. I concur, National Tire (Panasonic in the USA) made many of the late '70s early '80s tires branded as Schwinn.
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