Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
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I think it depends on what you can get. locally the only 27" tyres are treaded indian stuff that cracks in less than 12 months.
when I see old 27's at the tip they may get bought just for the good cond. tyres I have 1 set of blak ribbed and 1 set of gumwall ribbed set aside for suitable resto's
i picked up a gumtree bike for a friend a few months ago and it had maxxis gumwalls on it, which i was almost tempted to nick. try your lbs, rather than ebay.
The local bike shop had a pair of gumwalls in stock (by accident apparently) $19 each,:: vee-rubber, they look pretty good. I've used their tubes in my motor bikes.
I was going to change the tyres tonight but i didnt check the tubes they sold me till i got home. They've given me schrader valves. Back i go tomorrow.
Gumwall EVERYTHING .
I see the deteriorating sidewalls as a good thing, it means if you want your money's worth from them you have to get off your backside and ride! I stick with Vee/Innova/Swallow tyres in 27", they are probably all out of the same factory in Indonesia. The last lot cost about $18 each, i usually get about 1,500kms of gravel riding out of them before they are completely bald. The only puncture i've had so far was from half a stubby bottle.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
a pic of the bike would help decide. its a tough one, but anything 80's would have been gumwall wouldnt they?
steel is the real deal.
Besides gumwall tyres often looking better on retro steeds, I like riding gumwalls as I can see from the saddle on the roll how much of a bulge is in the tyre when it's rolling. I like to see how much my tyre is working to keep my ride comfortable versus too much rolling resistance - it's much easier to observe the bulge on a gumwall compared to a blackwall tyre.
3rd class cycling is always better than 1st class walking
What is a thinner tyre, 27x 1 3/8 or 27x 1 1/4.
I am just finishing off a nice custom made bike from 1983 and it needs some gum walls , all I can find is World Tour 27 x 1 1/4 which I have on a town bike and come in at 31mm wide, to wide for this resto ,looking for something around 23 to 25mm width ( dont know the conversion to imperial ). Plus anyone know of an Aussie or UK supplier. Postage from USA seems to expensive. Any help would bee appreciated.
1 1/4" = 31.72mm
1 3/8" = 34.925mm
are you sure it is a 27" rim?
previous thread on the topic of narrow 27" gum wall tyres
including some more options from ldrcycles
Panaracer Paselas: I buy them from Amazon
although I have the less racier 1 1/4"
I just checked, two Panaracer Pasela Tire[s] with Wire Bead, 27 x 1-1/8, with shipping to Australia is $US52.52 or about $A56. from Xtreme Bike & Sport
I was happy with them when I bought the tyres last year.
Last edited by Clydesdale Scot on Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
I have some gatorskin hardshells - dark gumwall , ride nice on an Apollo , good on the crappy roads . From memory they were about $90.00 delivered from wiggle - i think it was was when delivery was free over $100 bucks ........so a couple of extra lights came .....
here's the blurb ....
http://www.probikekit.co.uk/blog/pbk-pr ... tyre/2010/
We can get cheap and cheerful 27 x 1 gum-walls. Can't remember what the brand is, probably Duro or Factor.
Not to everyone's taste but if you're doing a restoration on a budget they'll do the job.
Happy to do a special deal for forum members. Could do them for $20 per pair but you'd need to collect them from Sydney.
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