I recently came into possesion of 4 sets of NOS tires in 27X 1/4 size. Two sets are Continental Super Sport 1000 tires. These are great tires, I mounted a pair on my fuji finest and they ride very well, and they are 8.5 bar/120 psi tires. Does anyone know if Continental still makes these? 3 of these tires were made in germany one was made in thailand although they are the same model. Should I expect a drop in quality with the thai tire?
The other two sets of tires are Schwinn HP? I think. I mounted a set on my everday bike, an old fuji absolute road bike (not the current ATB fuji model) and they seem a bit beefier than normal 1/4 wide tires. I haven't really comared them to anything else, this is just an eyeball observation. These tires appear to be from the 80's looking at the schwinn logo on the tag, did schwinn continue making tires for their older schwinn wheels into this time period? I once picked up an 80's world sport with araya alloy wheels with these tires mounted on it so I didn't think so. Either way, I like these bigger tires for commuting especially for those bumpy, pothole ladden, post winter chicago streets.