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Tyres in keeping

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by Mister Paul, 29 Dec 2016.

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  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I need to get a couple of age appropriate tyres for the Vindec 3 speed I'm doing up.

    Any recommendations for gumwall or old-looking tyres? I bought white-walls for Mrs P's Triumph, but they wouldn't look right on mine.
     
  2. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
    compass tyres:
    https://www.velovitality.co.uk/collections/700c-tyres
     
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  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

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    North Somerset
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  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    What size are the wheels, I converted this old Raleigh to 700c for better tyre choice and put 'Dura' gumwalls on,

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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    wellingborough
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  6. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    I've gumwall Delta Cruisers on one of my retro roadsters and they come in a few different sizes. I've gumwall HS 159s on the 27x1¼" road bike. Both are Schwalbe Kevlar so good enough protection without much ride quality impact IMO.
     
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  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

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    North Somerset
    26x 1 3/8
     
  8. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
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  9. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Does "Lightweight Michelin Protek HD rubber compound offers high-density anti-puncture reinforcement" mean it has no protection except the tyre rubber itself?
     
  10. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Probably. There's about half a mile of rubber though.
     
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  11. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    For a tenner I doubt they have Kevlar. :laugh:
     
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  12. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Why shouldn't they? Delta cruisers are £8.50 in some shops and have kevlar.
     
  13. Bobtoo

    Bobtoo Senior Member

    As long as it doesn't say Continental on the sidewall the puncture resistance will be just fine.
     
  14. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    You can't really go wrong with the World Tours. They wear for ever and I've never had many punctures. It's my default tyre choice for 26 x 1 3/8" or 27 x 1 1/4"
     
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  15. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Got the Schwalbe Delta Cruisers, and can't even get the first bead onto the rim. Old Rigida chrome rims.

    Any ideas?