birmalux rims 27" tire fitment HELP

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birmalux rims 27" tire fitment HELP

Postby FITSRACING » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:25 pm

I have a set of early 1950'S 27 inch Alloy Birmalux rims. for my 1952 3 star pathracer
will modern 27X 1 1/4 tire fit?
stay on with high pressure??
the best 27 inch tires for heavy (rider) road use??
tony
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Re: birmalux rims 27" tire fitment HELP

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:54 pm

Tony,
a warm welcome.
As the rims are very unlikely to have a bead, you should seek out non-folding tyres (wired).
And you will need to keep the pressure to no more than 80 psi. That is OK for riders up to about 95kg.
So depending on your weight, it could be an issue with pinch flats, if it is a problem you would need to go to a wider tyre.
I use Continental Gatorskins 27x1 1/4 wired (ie non-folding) without incident.
The Clydesdale in my user name refers to my passing the qualification for the club.
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Re: birmalux rims 27" tire fitment HELP

Postby FITSRACING » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:13 pm

thanks for advice, appreciated. I would like to find gum walls if possble . for the 1950's look.
cheers tony
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Re: birmalux rims 27" tire fitment HELP

Postby rogerrabbit » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:20 pm

I have a couple of sets of new Michelin World Tour (I think that is the model) 27x1.25 tyres. They are quite a large tyre for 1.25" and would not fit the bike I had.

They are gum sided with a heavier tread, but are a nice quality tyre.

I am in Sydney, let me know if you are interested. It is not worth my while posting them.
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Re: birmalux rims 27" tire fitment HELP

Postby FITSRACING » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:46 pm

thanks for offer. just reread your post .no post OK,
settled on Panaracer 27X1 1/4 gum walls .
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