Re: [CR] Panaracer Pasella 27x 1 1/4 sidewall blow-outs @ 50psi.Advice Sought

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 22:21:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>
Cc: guyless@thing.net
Subject: Re: [CR] Panaracer Pasella 27x 1 1/4 sidewall blow-outs @ 50psi.Advice Sought


Panaracer does make 700c and 26" tires that can run at 50 psi, but every tire on the website that is rated to run at "around 50 psi", has a weight of at least 400 grams and a diameter of at least 1.5 inches, not the 300 grams of your 27 x 1 1/4 panaracer wire bead "skinwall" racing tires:

http://www.panaracer.com/eng/products/speclist/urban.html#b

(re: AH261-LX-17, AH265-LX-17, AW737-LX-17). I was around in the 1970's and anything under 330 grams for a 27" tire was a racing tire, not a touring tire ~ in terms of product you are buying "Schwinn Super Record" or "Specialized Turbo", not "Squishy Tourguard" when you buy a Panaracer 27" tire!

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA