Re: [CR] Conloy Asp Rim Question: 27 x 1 1/4" or 700C ?

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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 18:24:44 +0100
From: "Hilary Stone" <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: M-gineering <info@m-gineering.nl>
References: <JJEEKLDDELHGFDGDBELBAEEHHHAA.avitzur@013.net.il> <4A8ED1B1.7030107@m-gineering.nl>
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Cc: Neil Foddering <neil.foddering@gmail.com>, Classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Conloy Asp Rim Question: 27 x 1 1/4" or 700C ?


Tyres invariably feel very loose on Constrictor Conloys unless the correct thick rim tape is used - the rim tape needs to fill the well of the rim. Care does does need to taken with centering the tyres carefully in all cases. 700C Constrictor rims must be very rare - I have never seen any - 27, 26 x 1 1/4 and 26 x 1 3/8 but never 700Cs...

Hilary Stone, Bristol, British Isles

M-gineering wrote:
   > Amir Avitzur wrote:
   >> I recently built a set of wheels using Constrictor Conloy rims.
   >>
   >> I've got a few 700C x 23 and 700C x 28 tires that are very hard to mount.
   >> Rather than force them on I mounted some 27 x 1 1/4" tires.
   >> These seem to be a bit loose.
   >>
   >> Does anyone know if Conloys came in both sizes?
   >
   > "Constrictor soon offered the Asp in Dunlop\u2019s new size as well as the
   > two common 26s and what Constrictor called continental 27s \u2013 what we
   > know as 700C. "
   >
   > http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/designs/hs-conloy.html
   >>
   >> How can I be sure what type of tire they were designed for?
   >>
   >
   > " Tyres are very easy to fit and remove but need care to be centred
   > correctly."
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