Tires: Do they make Carlistle Zephyr Flyte clones?

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  1. lectraplayer

    lectraplayer Member

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    I'm looking for some tires which look like old Carlistle Zephyr Flyte. Is this tread design outdated or can you still find it? I'm finding a few "vintage" new old stock CZF tires in the 26x2 inch size I'm wanting, though I would like to find something in current production.
     
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  2. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Post pictures.

    Tread pattern?
    Whitewall? Blackwall? Bluewall?
    Schwinn 26" standard or conventional 26" standard?
    Looking for a restoration replacement or something close?

    Carlisle made its last bicycle tire in 1987, but the Indonesians or Chinese will have something close. Cruised the web yet?
     
  3. lectraplayer

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    I figured Carlistle quit making bike tires awhile ago and went to mostly mower tires. They ars what I call a "stripe" tread. (the tracks are a series of parallel stripes) I think they come in whitewall and blackwall. I have a 20x1.75 inch blackwall. I would rather have blackwall. As mentioned, I'm finding a LOT of NOS Carlistles, but no current production clones. I would figure the NOS tires would check as soon as I mounted them. Why can't I post pictures? It always " forgets what it is doing."
     
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