27 x 1 inch tyres/where do you get them?



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BicycleGirl

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Does anyone know of a place that sells good quality 27 x 1 inch tyres in the sydney area.
I can't find them anywhere, and there HAs to be someone around who imports them
I am considering getting several sets, putting them aside just to keep my bike original, and just getting another bike in a 700 as my daily rider.

Cheers,
Claire
 
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Mike

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BicycleGirl wrote:
> Does anyone know of a place that sells good quality 27 x 1 inch tyres

Any reason you can't use the standard, common 27x1¼" tyres? Is your frame clearance really that bad?
Its the same bead size, you know. You'll just need to recalibrate the speedo slightly.
 

BicycleGirl

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Originally posted by Mike
BicycleGirl wrote:
> Does anyone know of a place that sells good quality 27 x 1 inch tyres

Any reason you can't use the standard, common 27x1¼" tyres? Is your frame clearance really that bad?
Its the same bead size, you know. You'll just need to recalibrate the speedo slightly.

Thanks for that Mike.

Yes, its the same bead size, but my concerns are:
Adding rolling weight to my wheelset.
Altering the resonance of my bike.
Road holding.
And finally personal preference.

The bike is old, but it was high end in its day, and you can definitely notice a difference when you put good tyres on it in terms of addered rolling weight, resonance and road holding.
So, why not put good tyres on a high end bike espceially considering that the bike performs better when fitted with good tyres?

I know you can get good qaulity tyres in a 27 x 1 but they are hard to come by.
Perhaps their is a specialist dealer out there somewhere.
That is eesentially what my question is about.

Cheers,
Claire
 
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Kingsley

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On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 15:15:07 +0950, BicycleGirl wrote:

> Does anyone know of a place that sells good quality 27 x 1 inch tyres in the sydney area. I can't
> find them anywhere, and there HAs to be someone around who imports them I am considering getting
> several sets, putting them aside just to keep my bike original, and just getting another bike in a
> 700 as my daily rider.

I'm not sure about the 1", but we definately got something like 27" x 2-ish cm tyres about 12 months
ago for our "Road-King" 3-speed. However this was from the local bike shop, which has since closed.

It didn't seem to be an extrordinary thing, they had a half-dozen of 'em. I'll go have a look in the
shed and find out the make & correct dimensions. (Hmm, can't remember if this bike is still at my
mum's place, might have to wait until the weekend).

-kt
 

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Originally posted by BicycleGirl
Does anyone know of a place that sells good quality 27 x 1 inch tyres in the sydney area.
I can't find them anywhere, and there HAs to be someone around who imports them

Cheers,
Claire

Here in Melbourne, 'Bikecorp' handles the 27 inch 'Vee Rubber' tyres, wholesale only. Most any bike shop would take your deposit and order some in - plus they should have some catalogues from the suppliers- you should be able to choose what you want. These tyres are a bit fat for you, but very comfortable to ride on. ( A copy of the Michelin World Tour at half the price).

Then there's the Vittoria range of tyres in 27 inch, gum wall, white wall, etc, and narrower than the above. You just need to find a bike shop with better customer service.

By the way, the 27 inch tyres have a Bead Seat Diameter of 630 m.m., whereas 700 C tyres have a BSD of 622 m.m.

Good Luck.
 
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