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Old 10-06-21, 07:07 AM
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I've got two bikes that still have 27" inches on them and I noticed the short supply and the size being squeezed out a few years ago. I bought four pairs, all different and haven't gone through set yet.

Schwalbe puncture resistant w/ reflective strip - About 300 miles on them and all the center flashing isn't gone yet. The compound is very soft to the touch but they wear very slowly
Pasela Pro-tite - in the wings
Pasela regulars - in the wings
Michelin World Tour - About 500 miles on them and still look newish. These won't inflate past 65lbs on non hooked rims without spitting off the rim. Probably the rims fault though, and me for matching them up.

Im not very demanding of my tires. I look for the smoothest path always. The streets in Tucson are another story but I avoid most of the bigger holes.
I found the Michelins in England and the others here in the USA on Ebay. I think I bought them all in 2019.
By the looks of it, there will be a couple pairs of Paselas at my Estate Sale.... stand by.....
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Old 10-08-21, 02:40 AM
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Western Bikeworks, www.westernbikeworks.com, has Schwalbe HS159 27 X 1-1/4 gumwalls at $19.99 ($16.99 each when I put 2 into the basket). With puncture protection and real tread they look like great commuter or pathway tires.
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Old 10-10-21, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by tommymc View Post
Western Bikeworks, www.westernbikeworks.com, has Schwalbe HS159 27 X 1-1/4 gumwalls at $19.99 ($16.99 each when I put 2 into the basket). With puncture protection and real tread they look like great commuter or pathway tires.
Thx for the pointer. I just picked up a pair, with some tubes. My favorite 27" tire. I've bought 3 pair in the past for 3 vintage restorations. Noticeably lighter than the Marathons in the same size, and feel like it too, although a Schwalbe guy at Sea Otter said the Marathon had lower rolling resistance. To me, the 159's feel better.
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Old 10-13-21, 09:59 AM
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Happy Wednesday the 13th!

SwiftTire's Sand Canyon 27 x 1 3/8 Tan Wall are back in stock!

"Description

The original SwiftTire! Now in Tan for a more vintage feel.

  • 27 x 1 3/8
  • 66 TPI
  • 350 grams
  • 35-80 PSI
  • Tan sidewalls
  • Folding Kevlar bead
  • 33 mm width on common 630 rims
  • Made in Japan by Panaracer exclusively for us
A SwiftTire balanced for both on and off road adventures. Features a chevron tread pattern, which when combined with our premium Panaracer casing makes for a top shelf tire at mid-level pricing. For hooked-edge / beaded rims. For those who loved the Michelin World Tour, this is the tire for you!"



(Price has inflated 20%, to $36, but where else are you going to find a 350 g folding Kevlar beaded 27" tire with a tan wall?

I ordered a pair already.

(I have been refreshing their page for years, literally years, waiting for these to present and an hour or so ago they did. I have no personal experience with them, but they are attractive on paper? I somehow don't think they will be in stock for very long?))

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Old 10-13-21, 12:18 PM
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I suspect these are based on the same casing size as the 1-1/4 Pasela, which measures huge compared to other 1-1/4" tires.

The World Tour is of course similarly huge (though is heavy, sluggish and stiff at least compared to most skin-side tires).

I get good tread mileage from Panaracer tires of this type, Pasela et al.
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Old 10-13-21, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by tommymc View Post
Western Bikeworks, www.westernbikeworks.com, has Schwalbe HS159 27 X 1-1/4 gumwalls at $19.99 ($16.99 each when I put 2 into the basket). With puncture protection and real tread they look like great commuter or pathway tires.
Thanks! 15.99 free ship with 4 tires.
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Old 10-16-21, 01:04 PM
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Western bikeworks now only has 3 gumwall schwalbes left in stock! Hopefully they will get more in,,,

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Blueskycycling has HS159's in white or gum for $20 today. Plus tax/shipping.
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
I suspect these are based on the same casing size as the 1-1/4 Pasela, which measures huge compared to other 1-1/4" tires.

The World Tour is of course similarly huge (though is heavy, sluggish and stiff at least compared to most skin-side tires).

I get good tread mileage from Panaracer tires of this type, Pasela et al.
this is good to know, I was wondering at how big my Paselas were be cause they looked bigger than 1 1/4. they are pretty sluggish, especially compared to 28mm gravel king
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