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Searching for old 27 inch tyres please :)

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:46 pm
by cyc715t
Hi, how is everyone going? Enjoying the warmth in Melbourne I hope?

I'm just wondering if anyone in Melbourne has some old 27x1 1/4 inch tyres that they no longer need and wouldn't mind passing on please? I'm on the hunt for some and can't really find any used ones in passable condition anywhere. The ones that I have are rotting on the sides so I'm on the hunt for some which are ok on the side parts. I'm not sure what that section is called!

If anyone has some that they are willing to give away, I can travel around Melbourne to pick up. :)

Sorry if this is the wrong area to post in but if anyone could please help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks in advance. Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

Re: Searching for old 27 inch tyres please :)

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:27 pm
by ldrcycles
You should be able to get brand new ones from a bike shop for about $15, usually Innova brand and they are great quality. If you keep an eye on roadside collections/the tip you may find some usable ones, not gumwalls though as they are completely shot 99% of the time.

Re: Searching for old 27 inch tyres please :)

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:41 pm
by cyc715t
ldrcycles wrote:You should be able to get brand new ones from a bike shop for about $15, usually Innova brand and they are great quality. If you keep an eye on roadside collections/the tip you may find some usable ones, not gumwalls though as they are completely shot 99% of the time.



Hi, thanks for that. Yeah, I've been looking along the side of the road but my area doesn't have much in terms of roadside collections as we have to book in. That is why I was hoping some people on here might have some old ones that aren't completely shot that they don't mind passing on. :) Wishful thinking or do you reckon I'd be in luck? haha

Thanks again.

Re: Searching for old 27 inch tyres please :)

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:46 am
by warthog1
They will most likely be old perished and unsafe to use. Spend the $30 for some new ones that are safe to ride.

Re: Searching for old 27 inch tyres please :)

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:45 pm
by slidetaker
$13.71 each from CRC.

Just grab a few more things and get free shipping.

Re: Searching for old 27 inch tyres please :)

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:35 pm
by cyc715t
Yeah but I'm trying to do up some old bikes for charity so I'd prefer not to go out and spend more money. :( I'm sure there must be some used ones out there which aren't that beaten up right? Please? hehe

Re: Searching for old 27 inch tyres please :)

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:38 pm
by Ross
Something isn't right when you can buy a complete new BSO for the price of 4 new tyres - http://www.bigw.com.au/sports-leisure/b ... ntain-bike

Re: Searching for old 27 inch tyres please :)

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:41 pm
by ldrcycles
I'd rather have the 4 27" tyres :lol: .

Re: Searching for old 27 inch tyres please :)

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:43 pm
by il padrone
ldrcycles wrote:You should be able to get brand new ones from a bike shop for about $15, usually Innova brand and they are great quality.


Nup!! Gotta differ on that.

Before I found the truly marvelous Vittoria Randonneur Cross tyres I had a pair if Innova tyres of some sort. Worst tyres I've used for at least 20 years. They wore out after just 1500kms of sealed road riding. Soft as all cr*p :roll: