Tyre advice: Repco Cambridge

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Tyre advice: Repco Cambridge

Postby Tomca74 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:42 pm

OK so my Mrs is an absolute 'tard at riding the MTB I bought her. Apparently she needs a step through bike because she falls off the one she has :roll:

I have acquired a tidy old Repco Cambridge with average chrome work and perished tyres. I have started cleaning it up and apart from a ding in the front guard, the rest of the bike will scrub up really well. My question is which tyres go best on it. Would the 27x1 1/2 be the right size?

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Re: Tyre advice: Repco Cambridge

Postby HappyHumber » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:55 pm

That size is becoming more scarce these days, and some stores aren't likely to stock them. Don't let the first numpty you encounter at a LBS tell you they're no longer available though - they are. Worst case you'll have to order them online.

27x 1 1/2" or 27"x 1 1/4" is actually old speak that kind of refuses to die. The ISO/metric standard notation for the size you want is something like 30-630 Where 30 is the nominal tyre width, and the 630 the bead seat diameter of the tyre. You're probably looking at something like (28-35)-630.

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Re: Tyre advice: Repco Cambridge

Postby Tomca74 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:17 pm

The shop at Jindalee even stocks 27x1 tyres so that isn't the issue.
It has 27x1 3/8 tyres on it at the moment and am thinking it may be a choice of convenience when they were fitted. 1 1/4 would definitely look too skinny on the bike so just wondering what is the usual size to run for comfort/aesthetics.
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Re: Tyre advice: Repco Cambridge

Postby Torana68 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:39 pm

Tomca74 wrote:The shop at Jindalee even stocks 27x1 tyres so that isn't the issue.
It has 27x1 3/8 tyres on it at the moment and am thinking it may be a choice of convenience when they were fitted. 1 1/4 would definitely look too skinny on the bike so just wondering what is the usual size to run for comfort/aesthetics.


perhaps check that size again maybe 26 x 1 3/8 , get the ISO size off the tyre.....
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Re: Tyre advice: Repco Cambridge

Postby munga » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:37 pm

did this get resolved? 27 x 1 1/4 was the default tyre size.
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Re: Tyre advice: Repco Cambridge

Postby Tomca74 » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:34 pm

yes it has been resolved, went for black tyres. Just gotta pull my finer out and get a few pics. Painted the chain guard white and new white cable outers.
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