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Old 11-08-15, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider
Schwinn tires were made by Panaracer in the 80's. Are these not? What are they like?

Those Soma tires look the same as Paselas. Is there reason to justify the higher price?
I looked at the tires, there is no identification on them as to the manufacturer. They are marked Schwinn Passage LF and Dual Hardness. They are a true tan skinwall with a reddish color at the bead. The tread is the 80s-ish thin, slightly raised rib in the center with herringbone on either side. They are also marked 270-gram. The tread is pretty thin, I doubt if it would be more than a 3000 mile tire. As for the ride quality...I don't know yet. I bought them right after I put a new set of Paselas on my touring bike and I haven't had to mount them up. Come to think of it, that touring bike (Schwinn Voyageur) needs some more road time!
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I have a pair of Schwalbe Active with the tan sidewalls and puncture protection. While not exactly a fast tyre they have been getting a lot of use. A combination of too much air pressure and a 700c tube forced the tyre off the rim after an hours ride when first fitted. Replaced the tube with a 27 x 1 1/4 and the with the pressure at 60 have had no issues. Pulled an industrial staple out of the tread a few weeks ago thinking it would puncture but so far so good.
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Unless I missed it I don't think the Nashbar Prima 2 Plus has been mentioned. 280 grams for the 1 1/4.

Mountain Bike Tires | Road Bike Tires | Bike Nashbar
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Since I grabbed a 2016 Panaracer catalog I went through it for 27's

Pasela PT with "400D Lite Extra Cord" and "PT Belt," each in tanwall with aramid or wire bead
25-630 27 x 1, 250/310 g, max 115 psi
28-630 27 x 1 1/8, 270/330, 105
32-630 27 x 1 1/4, 350/410, 95

Pasela with "400D Lite Extra Cord" in all-black or tanwall with wire bead
25-630 27 x 1, 290, max 115 psi
28-630 27 x 1 1/8, 320, 105
32-630 27 x 1 1/4, 390, 95
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I've been running a pair of those "cheap" Kenda 1 3/8" knobbies this winter, and like them a lot. They came in like new condition, on a $20 Schwinn, so the Schwinn was basically free. Hey, what does a 27" x 1 3/8" equate to in metric size, like a 35 centimeter?
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Originally Posted by stardognine
I've been running a pair of those "cheap" Kenda 1 3/8" knobbies this winter, and like them a lot. They came in like new condition, on a $20 Schwinn, so the Schwinn was basically free. Hey, what does a 27" x 1 3/8" equate to in metric size, like a 35 centimeter?
Converting 1-3/8" to metric gives 35mm, but as with most 1-1/4" tires, they measure much smaller than listed.

Those Kenda 1-3/8" tires should measure about 30mm wide on a 22mm rim. Typical 1-1/4" tires measure 28-29mm on a 22mm rim, but Michelin World Tour and Panaracer Pasela 27x1-1/4" tires measure true to size (about 32mm), so are relatively huge compared to their competitors.
A 1" Pasela is as wide as most 1-1/8" tires, about 26mm on a 22mm rim.
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Originally Posted by dddd
Converting 1-3/8" to metric gives 35mm, but as with most 1-1/4" tires, they measure much smaller than listed.

Those Kenda 1-3/8" tires should measure about 30mm wide on a 22mm rim. Typical 1-1/4" tires measure 28-29mm on a 22mm rim, but Michelin World Tour and Panaracer Pasela 27x1-1/4" tires measure true to size (about 32mm), so are relatively huge compared to their competitors.
A 1" Pasela is as wide as most 1-1/8" tires, about 26mm on a 22mm rim.
Thanks for clarifying that for me. I have some 27" Armadillos, for better weather, but I'd be happy with either Michelins or Paselas, as replacements.
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Originally Posted by dddd
Panaracer Pasela 27x1-1/4" tires measure true to size (about 32mm)
Mine run small, they measured out to just over over 30c. The Bell tires that were replaced were the same size and measured 32c and were noticeably bigger.




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Hey GB, did you ever get a fender mounted on those Sand Canyons? I assume probably not, or at least without modifying the fender mount higher. I really like the look of the SC tread. Having said that I just mounted the latest iteration of the 27 1/4 Continental tour ride. The tire seems to have changed radically in last few years, but was cheap and is narrow enough to where I could mount it with fenders. Will test it soon and report back. I picked this one b/c there are some really rotten roads around here and sand, gravel, huge cracks, etc are the norm a good part of the year. So really I like a good tread similar to what is on those sand canyons but also need fenders.
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That 30mm seems really small for a Pasela 1-1/4" tire. Can I assume you're using narrow (19-20mm) rims? How about inflation pressure?

I always use a 22mm Mod58 rim for my 27" tire test-fits, and I got 32mm at 90psi after the inflated new tire had settled for an hour on a warm day.

30mm is still at least as wide as the 1-3/8" knobbies though, and wider than the 1-1/4" Aramdillos.
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Originally Posted by dddd
That 30mm seems really small for a Pasela 1-1/4" tire. Can I assume you're using narrow (19-20mm) rims? How about inflation pressure?

I always use a 22mm Mod58 rim for my 27" tire test-fits, and I got 32mm at 90psi after the inflated new tire had settled for an hour on a warm day.

30mm is still at least as wide as the 1-3/8" knobbies though, and wider than the 1-1/4" Aramdillos.
The rims are 22mm. 85psi.
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I'm looking for some Paselas in 27 1-1/4" folding for backup on my touring setup. I can't seem to find them anywhere. Any clues? I think I stumbled over the folding Pasela in 1-1/8", guess for backup purposes that would suffice, but just wondering if anyone has seen the 1-1/4s lately. The sand canyon 1-3/8 looks very interesting but not only are most of my rides on pavement, they're mostly on fresh paved rail trails, so don't need an aggressive tire, at least for now.
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I'm also looking for the Paselas in 27 X 1-1/4, none of the U.K. Sites seem to carry them where are you guys ordering them from?
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Need 27 x 1-1/4 tires for my Nishiki. LBS says $25 EACH and i said no thanks.

I found 2 for $25.90 shipped on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Cheng-Shin-C6...6%3A1253555011
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I'm here to bump, and ask if this perhaps can be made Sticky status. I've had to do a search for this thread a few times.

There are also Continental SuperSport, in addition to the other Conti's listed here.

Avenir Discovery (I assume just cheap CST crap?)

Bontrager T1.

Has anyone tried (and liked) the Bontrager's? I've enjoyed their tires on my mountain bike, and am thinking of replacing the 27 inchers on my Falcon, perhaps with these. I like that they are more slick than others listed here.

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I agree with stickiness!
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Dirtfarmer, the Bontragers I have used have all been great tires.

Besides the T1, they have two others available in 27"

Tires/Tubes - americancycleandfitness.com

(I had some Avenir Kevlars in 700c that I liked, by the way.)
I didn't think Avenir was still making tires.

If you want something a little hotter than most, there is a NOS set of IRC Triathlons at your favorite online auction house, as-we-speak. 115psi, 127tpi and 27x1". Old style cookin'!

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I didn't see (and maybe I missed it), but I'm running Michelin Proteks on my '76 Schwinn Continental and they're doing great after 1,400 hard miles. I would've preferred World Tours, which I ran for years, but those are apparently now made of unobtanium.

I'll use nothing else unless someone here can prove to me a different tire is better!
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Michelin Dynamic Classic should be added.
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Cough, cough *sticky* cough, cough.
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Any new suggestions for 27" tires?
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Is this a new sticky?
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We thought that we'd try it as a sticky. But, I don't know if there are any new choices out there in 27" tires.
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