Re: [CR]Are 27 inch tires still being made?


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Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 16:57:38 -0400
To: MchlKahrl@aol.com, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Are 27 inch tires still being made?


At 3:07 PM -0400 5/17/01, MchlKahrl@aol.com wrote:
>I've noticed the availability of good 27"x1 1/4" tires getting slim
>in recent years. Have they stopped making them and the current
>stock will dry up in the next few years? My current wheels have
>been trouble free for over ten years and I hate to mess with a good
>thing. I also don't think the bike would look right with 700c
>wheels.

You'll be able to get some sort of 27 x 1 1/4" tires for the indefinite future, but high-performance 27" tires are not much made anymore. Nobody's making anything narrower than 1 1/8.

We specialize in hard-to-find tires, and have a great selection at:

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires.html#630

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