[CR]Good tires for Araya 20A rims?

(Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck)

Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 21:16:23 -0700
From: "Jay Sexton" <jvs@sonic.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Good tires for Araya 20A rims?


I have the same rims on my Centurion Pro Tour. When I installed the Panaracer Pasellas after the restoration I had the same experience. The tubes were pooching out between tire and rim and I barely got them deflated before they blew.

I reseated the tires and now pump them to about 80 psi and no problems whatsoever. Those rims have a reputation for not holding tires. Too bad because they are a nice eyeletted rim.

Jay Sexton Sebastopol, CA

Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 23:19:00 -0400 From: "Tim Fricker" <tymncycle@gmail.com>

Subject: [CR]Good tires for Araya 20A rims?

Okay, since someone asked about tires for a Module E, I figure it's as good a time as any to see if anyone has suggestions for currently available tires that work well on the old Araya 20A rims I have on my Centurion Professional. They are about the same width as the Mavic Module E, but the key difference is they don't really have much of a "hook" to them. I've tried my preferred tires, the Panaracer Pasela, both old and new style, but they climb right off the rim when fully inflated, and the tube blows out.

So who has found a good, high quality, reasonably high pressure tire that works on these puppies? Preferably tan sidewalls, preferably 25-28mm wide. Anyone?