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Old 10-21-19, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Blightybiker View Post

I do have a general question, in anticipation of when I need to buy new tyres: namely, it seems from several posts that 700c tyres can be fitted to 27" rims. Is that correct?
Absolutely not. 27" rims are larger in diameter than 700C rims. Tires are not interchangeable, hence this thread.
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Originally Posted by davester View Post
Absolutely not. 27" rims are larger in diameter than 700C rims. Tires are not interchangeable, hence this thread.
Thank you very much for the info: that is what I like, a quick, unambiguous reply!
I must have misunderstood the posts I saw.....
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You can swap a set of 700c WHEELS onto a bike originally equipped with 27" wheels. Usually. The brakes should reach if they have even a little bit of adjustment to them. You're talking 630 vs 622, so 4mm down. Or bust out the rat file if not.
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I had a set of Michelin World Tours on my Schwinn LeTour commuter. They're the thickest 27 x 1 1/4 tires I've ever seen, both in width and profile. That combined with a more aggressive tread than average for 27 x 1 1/4 tires makes them a good tire for commuting and year round/bad weather use. The only thing is that they're a heavy, slow-rolling tire but if you're just using them for a casual commute and nothing high-speed then that won't be an issue.

Also, these are available super cheap. Would recommend, especially for the price.

Just make sure that when you put your bike on the back of your car, you don't accidentally have your tire in front of your tailpipe. I did that once and found out these tires are NOT exhaust-proof
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Old 11-15-19, 08:13 PM
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This is helpful thank you!
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Old 11-19-19, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by riva View Post
You can swap a set of 700c WHEELS onto a bike originally equipped with 27" wheels.
It can also be confusing as many brands offer the same tire model in 700c and 27" (e.g. Panaracer Pasela).
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Conti Ultra Sport II on sale!

My favorite 27x11/4" tire is now on sale at Amazon. Love this tire! Nice supple ride and true to size.

https://www.amazon.com/Continental-Ultra-Sport-Clincher-8-Inch/dp/B00O2EQ7PM/ref=sr_1_23?dchild=1&keywords=27x1%2B1%2F4"%2Bbicycle%2Btire&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&qid=1572209113&refineme nts=p_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER%2Cp_36%3A1253555011&rnid=386589011&s=outdoor-recreation&sr=1-23&th=1&psc=1
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Old 11-19-19, 03:15 PM
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I agree that the Continental Ultrasport II is possibly the best all-around performing tire for the money.

Fortunately it is (one of very few tires) available in 27" which has actually been tested and rated at the bicyclerollingresistance.com website.

Features are excellent/low rolling resistance, thick tread, decent puncture resistance, good mileage and as you said it has a good ride quality.

All for under $20 online, and widely available.
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Old 11-23-19, 04:36 PM
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Do any Canadians look in here?

Looking for possible recommendations on retailers.. as I have to call around to a couple LBS's still too..
Currently leaning toward the Continental's at MEC.

I've looked these places (prices in CAD $, ordered by price):

Amazon Canada (Prime only)
  • Kenda K36 - 1.125" - $14.69
  • Schwinn Road Bike Tire - 1.25" - $19.87 (looks like spaghetti glued on a tire.. yuck)
  • Kenda MX K34 - 1.25" - $21.94
  • Kenda K161 Knobby - 1.375" - $23.91
  • Goodyear Kent - 1.25" - $24.31
  • Kenda Street - 1.25" - $26.83
  • Schwalbe PP HS159 - 1.25" - $29.16
  • Continental Ultra Sport II Road Clincher - 1.125" - $31.49
  • Schwalbe HS159 - 1.25" - $32.49
  • Continental Ultra Sport II Road Clincher - 1.25" - $33.84
  • Continental Ride Tour - 1.25" - $34.19
  • Continental Grand Sport Race Road Clincher - 1.25" - $35.79
  • Continental Supersport Plus - 1.25" - $36.61
  • Continental Supersport Plus - 1.125" - $39.91
  • Panaracer Pasela ProTite - 1.25" - $51.02
  • Panaracer Pasela ProTite - 1.125" - $67.01
Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Kenda K35 - 1.25" - $18.00
  • Continental Ultra Sport II - 1.25" - $24.00
Wal-Mart Canada
  • Bell Sports 27" Road Bike Tire with Flat Defense - $19.93

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Old 11-23-19, 04:55 PM
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Buy US?

Can't you order from Amazon US? Prices are a lot more reasonable. Or is this some sort of import embargo thing?
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Old 11-23-19, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jessec View Post
Do any Canadians look in here?

Looking for possible recommendations on retailers.. as I have to call around to a couple LBS's still too..
Currently leaning toward the Continental's at MEC.

I've looked these places (prices in CAD $, ordered by price):

Amazon Canada (Prime only)
  • Kenda K36 - 1.125" - $14.69
  • Schwinn Road Bike Tire - 1.25" - $19.87 (looks like spaghetti glued on a tire.. yuck)
  • Kenda MX K34 - 1.25" - $21.94
  • Kenda K161 Knobby - 1.375" - $23.91
  • Goodyear Kent - 1.25" - $24.31
  • Kenda Street - 1.25" - $26.83
  • Schwalbe PP HS159 - 1.25" - $29.16
  • Continental Ultra Sport II Road Clincher - 1.125" - $31.49
  • Schwalbe HS159 - 1.25" - $32.49
  • Continental Ultra Sport II Road Clincher - 1.25" - $33.84
  • Continental Ride Tour - 1.25" - $34.19
  • Continental Grand Sport Race Road Clincher - 1.25" - $35.79
  • Continental Supersport Plus - 1.25" - $36.61
  • Continental Supersport Plus - 1.125" - $39.91
  • Panaracer Pasela ProTite - 1.25" - $51.02
  • Panaracer Pasela ProTite - 1.125" - $67.01
Mountain Equipment Co-op
  • Kenda K35 - 1.25" - $18.00
  • Continental Ultra Sport II - 1.25" - $24.00
Wal-Mart Canada


  • Bell Sports 27" Road Bike Tire with Flat Defense - $19.93


There are some Canucks here.

I notice most of the tires you listed have decimal sizes. Did you do that instead of using 1 and 1/4 or 1 and 3/8? I ask because usually sizes in decimals are for MTB tires.

Cheers
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Old 11-23-19, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by cannonride15 View Post
Can't you order from Amazon US? Prices are a lot more reasonable. Or is this some sort of import embargo thing?
Yes the shipping and likely duty is a killer. Keep in mind with current conversion rates the $24 tire at MEC is around $18 USD, so that one specifically isn't all that different than Amazon US prices.
$17.95 + $14.94 USD shipping/duties for one Continental Ultra Sport II (on one of the listings) to Canada

Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post
There are some Canucks here.
I notice most of the tires you listed have decimal sizes. Did you do that instead of using 1 and 1/4 or 1 and 3/8? I ask because usually sizes in decimals are for MTB tires.
More for readability - all the spaces with slashes for fractions seemed a bit messier than just using decimals
Most were listed with fractions on the sites..

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Originally Posted by jessec View Post
Yes the shipping and likely duty is a killer. Keep in mind with current conversion rates the $24 tire at MEC is around $18 USD, so that one specifically isn't all that different than Amazon US prices.
$17.95 + $14.94 USD shipping/duties for one Continental Ultra Sport II (on one of the listings) to Canada


More for readability - all the spaces with slashes for fractions seemed a bit messier than just using decimals
Most were listed with fractions on the sites..
That's what I thought but just wanted to be sure.

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Yeah, I hate those shipping costs which are comparable to the item cost (sometimes even higher than item cost!) Generally look for the free shipping for over $25.00 order offers. Do you get those up north?
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Originally Posted by cannonride15 View Post
Yeah, I hate those shipping costs which are comparable to the item cost (sometimes even higher than item cost!) Generally look for the free shipping for over $25.00 order offers. Do you get those up north?
Yes - I have prime though so all those above are prime (free 1-2 day shipping).. which helps
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I just put a set of these 27 x 1-1/4" Schwalbe Marathons on my Shogun touring bike. Got a great deal on them at planetcyclery on ebay last fall. About $65 for the pair incl. shipping.
(link: https://www.ebay.com/usr/planetcyclery?ul_noapp=true ). Only thing about them is they're real heavy items. Have had to pump them all the way up to the maximum rating of 95psi to get them to roll fast. But, if it helps prevent flats then that's OK with me.

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$25 for Conti Grand Sport Race Tires:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Continental...UAAOSws3ldUeCr
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I'd like to add Specialized Road Sport 27x1 ¼, which I bought in 2018 for my 1952 Rudge Aero Special with original steel Dunlop rims. These wire-bead tires sit beautifully on the original nearly 70 year-old rims. The bike is being cleaned and over hauled, and so the tires have been under pressure on the rims for at least a year, still with decent pressure, starting from 90 psi inflation. Weight 500 grams, 60 tpi, width is actually 32 mm. Bike is not ready, so no ride experience as yet.
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My buddies run $8 vee 1 1/4" tires and they seem fine with them... for you cheap bastards out there. Excuse me for you "frugal guys" out there.
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I'll bite. Where do we find these $8 tires??
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I don't know how I find $8 tires. But I do. I guess you just have to hunt, and wait for a deal. Just like the guys who score cheap/free bikes. And buy multiple tires if there is a shipping fee to make it worth it. Anyway you asked, that is how I do it. Amazon, jenson, treefort, sherpa, ebay, where ever they pop up.

I have scored 27's and 700's for the same price range as this screenshot.
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I've sworn off cheap tires. Tires are where I like to treat myself nicely. I had some CST tires that never seated right. I'm not saying they have a high defect rate, but why should I take that chance? I stick to the big names.
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Its a fair point. I've had the same thing happen.. and worse. Pay daft prices get into daft situations.. be ready for it.
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The Conti Ride Tour is a pretty interesting option for 27" rims. 27"x1-1/4" size. Under $20 each if you shop around. Really changes the look of my go-to bike.


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Wobler 27x3/4 clinchers

there are nice pairs of Wolbers on ebay right now. (not mine)
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