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Old 05-19-20, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Paint Job Steve View Post
Really sorry for 4 posts in a row this what I was looking at. Clicked on view full forum and back to normal.



Good news is can post links and pics now, again sorry to be a pain in the ass. This is the tire I'm interested in. Please let me know if you know something. No big whoop.
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roadsport/p/155765
Sorry, I donít know anything about those. Iím a fan of paselas though.
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Very happy with the Pasela PT's so far, appreciate again the recommendation to them.
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Old 05-30-20, 06:33 AM
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Has anyone tried the Continental Ultra Sport 3 yet, in either 27 inch or 700 size?

I'm asking because I'm after another pair of 27 inch tyres, and the Ultra Sport 2 has been my tyre of choice. The 2 is still available, but the 3 is being stocked now by a few sellers, although the only 27 inch size Continental are doing now is 27 X 1-1/4.

I'm wary of buying a newer version of a good tyre, based on experience with Michelin Lithion tyres - I had the Lithion 2 tyres on a couple of bikes and really liked them. Replaced them on one of the bikes with Lithion 3s, which were awful tyres, definitely not an improvement.
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Old 05-30-20, 09:37 AM
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Was looking at Wal-Mart website today and WOW! 27" tires are NOT cheap there. Panaracer Pasela is over $115.00 each!

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Old 05-30-20, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ExPatTyke View Post
Has anyone tried the Continental Ultra Sport 3 yet, in either 27 inch or 700 size?

I'm asking because I'm after another pair of 27 inch tyres, and the Ultra Sport 2 has been my tyre of choice. The 2 is still available, but the 3 is being stocked now by a few sellers, although the only 27 inch size Continental are doing now is 27 X 1-1/4.

I'm wary of buying a newer version of a good tyre, based on experience with Michelin Lithion tyres - I had the Lithion 2 tyres on a couple of bikes and really liked them. Replaced them on one of the bikes with Lithion 3s, which were awful tyres, definitely not an improvement.
I have a pair of continental ultrasports on my Blue Streak for about a year now. I am assuming if they were ultrashort 3 it would be on the label.

I am very happy with the tires but wish I would have gotten 630-28 instead of 630-32.
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Old 06-14-20, 05:23 PM
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Appreciate this thread. Panaracer's have served me well so far.
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Old 06-17-20, 06:51 AM
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I'm building up a classic design from a never-used Miyata One Twelve frameset I acquired around 30 years ago. This will be the first time I've been with a bike that ran on a 27" rim size in his century. Getting reasonably priced 27" alloy clincher rims has been a painful and disheartening experience. I settled on the illusive Sun CR-18s. One rim has come in. The other (a different vendor--that's what it took to get a pair) will arrive by the end of the week. Hopefully. Fortunately, tire choices are much better. I settled on a pair of Continental Ultra Sports, having had great luck with Continental tubulars in those far gone days. I'm encouraged to see the good words spared for these and the Continental brand. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences with tires used and available today.
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Old 06-17-20, 08:21 AM
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I'm building up a classic design from a never-used Miyata One Twelve frameset I acquired around 30 years ago. This will be the first time I've been with a bike that ran on a 27" rim size in his century. Getting reasonably priced 27" alloy clincher rims has been a painful and disheartening experience. I settled on the illusive Sun CR-18s. One rim has come in. The other (a different vendor--that's what it took to get a pair) will arrive by the end of the week. Hopefully. Fortunately, tire choices are much better. I settled on a pair of Continental Ultra Sports, having had great luck with Continental tubulars in those far gone days. I'm encouraged to see the good words spared for these and the Continental brand. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experiences with tires used and available today.
I'm looking hard at the Sun CR-18s. Can I ask what you paid? I see a set on ebay for $144 but the stickers on them look different.
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Old 06-17-20, 09:31 AM
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I'm looking hard at the Sun CR-18s. Can I ask what you paid? I see a set on ebay for $144 but the stickers on them look different.
I ordered just rims. I would hope for the price you are seeing on eBay that you are referring to a complete pair of wheels.

Originally I ordered a pair of CR-18 rims (polished, 36h) from Tree Fort Bikes. They charged me $67.98 for the pair ($33.99 ea.), shipping included in the advertised price. Shortly after I got an email stating that only one shipped, back-ordered stock now, and gave me a refund for the second rim. Needing that second rim badly, I went on the hunt for another, and ordered from Harris Cyclery a rim priced at $34.95, with an additional and typical shipping charge of $16.99. The better value is Tree Fort Bikes, but the item wasn't there. Had I purchased both rims from Harris Cyclery, the shipping charge would have been the same, shared between the pair.

I am impressed with Tree Fort Bikes speedy interaction on the order. I spent a while on the phone with the Internet Manager for Harris and found the experience informative and trust-producing. At this point, I would recommend both companies. Here are their URLs:

Tree Fort Bikes
https://www.treefortbikes.com/

Harris Cyclery
https://www.harriscyclery.net/

I hope this helps.
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^ Huge help thank you. Didn't know about Tree Fort cool shop.
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^ Huge help thank you. Didn't know about Tree Fort cool shop.
Awesome! Glad to hear I could help.
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Just as a follow up to my earlier post I ended up ordering a pair of Ultrasport 3's from Deporvillage; even with shipping from Spain they were cheaper than buying Ultrasport 2's from a UK supplier. Delivery time was good as well - three days.

The tyres look good, and feel slightly lighter than the 2's - I'll be fitting them on my new Paris Sport today, and I'll post an update when I've done a few miles on them.
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Originally Posted by Paint Job Steve View Post
I'm looking hard at the Sun CR-18s. Can I ask what you paid? I see a set on ebay for $144 but the stickers on them look different.
IMO that is WAY too high for CR-18s.
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I just saw the Ultrasport III on the Continental site. Very interested! But I need wired bead.
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I just saw the Ultrasport III on the Continental site. Very interested! But I need wired bead.
The 27 inch tyres are wire bead only, the 700c versions are available as folders or (I think) with wire beads.

Incidentally the only 27 inch size that Conti are offering now is 27 x 1-1/4, they appear to have discontinued the 27 X 1-1/8.
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