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Tires for 27" rims

Old 09-20-09, 05:06 AM
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Tires for 27" rims

My friend has an old Peageot 10 speed bike with 27" steel/chromed rims. Currently it has 1-1/4" tires. Yesterday we went on a ride on a bike trail with gravel surface and he felt each little pebble. Is it possible to install any wider tires on these rims for a little better ride comfort?
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Old 09-20-09, 05:18 AM
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AFAIK they didn't make any 27'' wider. If your friend intends to ride these trails, he needs to adjust his PSI to suit. IIRC, the ride on my 27x 1 1/4 steel framed 10 speed was somewhat more comfortable in comparison to my 700x23c full aluminium frame. Maybe your friend should consider a comfort or mountain bike?
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What pressure was he running? Those a huge tires by current road bike standards.
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They used to make larger, 27" tires for hybrids. I haven't seen any lately. That bike has steel rims (no hook bead or buldge bead). Your freind should not exceed 80 PSI with those rims. Riding at 70 PSI would be better. Getting a bike made for off road riding would be best, but a little expensive.
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Harris Cyclery sells 27 x 1-3/8" hybrid tires and also heavy duty 27 x 1-1/4" touring tires: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires/630.html
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Thanks to all for the responses. So there are some tire choices. He is considering getting a new bike (comfort or cruiser) next year, so may be he can ride with less air for now. He was doing 90psi.
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