Re: [CR]27" tires

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Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 23:10:19 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]27" tires

In a message dated 5/27/01 10:07:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Does anyone have a good source for 27" tires? I know this subject was covered about a week ago but I believe no sources were identified. Because I live overseas I'll have to rely on web/mail order shops only. Can anyone help? >>

I am sure, Robin, that Sheldon Brown or cycles de ORO (?) can supply you with 27 inchers. BTW, the last remaining European maker of 27" tires seems to be Continental. As I understand it, they have stopped making 27 x 1 1/4" but continue with 27 x 1 1/8". They recently changed the model name (I forget the new moniker at the moment) & tread pattern and, sadly it is not as traditional as the earlier Super Sport. But thank goodness they are not coming Thailand as with so many other "Euro" makers. I wonder if Michelin still makes available a 27" tire in the UK market? They are definitely long gone here in the States.

Dale Brown
Greensboro, North Carolina