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#1 IwannaWAFFLE

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 12:07 PM

SO.... both tires on my bike got stabbed somehow.. w/e

I needed new tires anyway.

The old tire size was 27x1 1/8

Ive looked on the rim/wheel.. and it says 27x 1 1/4 .. is that saying I can go upt to a 1 1/4th sized tire?

 

Also need some inner tube, probably want to guy 4 right now, just in case for later..(2 to use now, 2 spares)

 

Im a bit lost with the sizes that are in metric, mostly because i havent seen a good conversion charts..

I dont fully get it.. The metric part isnt what gets me, just switching over for sizes..

w/e

 

any suggestions for tires?

 

Ive looked at Continental Gatorskins in a store, not sure if I like them.. they seems slick, since it felt like foam rather then rubber.

 

Also, this is mainly for like a commuting bike, I dont need full on race tires.. something with a fairly good tread.

Id prefer to keep it a Schrader Valve, my wheels are sized for that (though im sure you could just fit a Presta through).

And i dont know if we have a pump that fits Presta valves


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:12 PM

Ooo I know! Some that fit...

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:17 PM

Metric sizing is most common for road tires. Your size is 700 mm. 32mm wide would be a fine width. They'll be a balance between speed and traction. Gator skins are stupid tough, I'm running them currently on my road bike. Really the only time slicks don't get that much traction is if it's in the rain. I'll find some tires and tubes in a sec.

EDIT: found some tires http://www.performan..._400904__400904

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:11 PM

Sweet, thanks man.

I was like 50/50 on 700x32 being a size that fits..

thanks again.

 

Ill go look at other options too, now that I now what size I can get.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:25 PM

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:27 PM

Ordered those tires you suggested PEfan

Ill just judge them once i get them

sometime next week..


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

Sooo...

My tire size definitely isn't 700x32

that's way too small, it cant get the tires on..

maybe for inner tube it works, but now tires


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