700c Cream Tire Choices?

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  1. #1 Posted Dec 23, 2017

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    0312B626-5FB9-4E25-A5BB-0D046D8B8016.jpeg What are some of the cream tire choices for 700c clincher rims?
     
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    Schwalbe delta cruisers always look good in my opinion, and are available in 700c and English 28" sizes. If you can find the version without the reflective stripes and remove the printed logos so much the better!
    I've also used some 'Innova' branded cream tyres recently and they ride well too.
    any tyres are going to look good on those 'ghisallos'; I'm considering purchasing some of their rims myself and would love to see the finished articles if you get some.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    My front fork is 2-1/8” inside width.
    I’m hoping to find something wider.
    I like the Continental Retro Rides but they are wide.
    Not sure if the will clear the fork width.
    I have them on my tandem and they have the best cushion ride and are bulletproof....
     
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    Perhaps I can sand the side of the treads down, to fit the fork
     
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    "Perhaps I can sand the side of the treads down, to fit the fork"


    And don't forget to use a heat gun as you sand to get a nice smooth finish.;)
     
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    I'm partial to the Schwalbe Little Big Bens myself.
     
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    I think they’re wider than Retro Rides
     
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    Not the Little Big Bens. They're only 40c (1.5"). I believe Big Bens are about the same as the RetroRides.
     
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    I've had very good luck w/ Schwalbe's lately. Here are a pair of Road Cruisers that fit nicely on grooved metal clads.

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    Linus Elysian come in 700c x 32 and 35 and have a very simple tread pattern. I have them on my CB Italias. They were a nightmare to get on, but look and ride great.

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    I have a set of those as well. Just wish they were a bit wider. Great for a racer tho.
     
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    26” Retros are narrower than the Retro 28”
    I will check BBs
    Thanks!
     
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    What size rim did you mount them on?
     
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    The advantage of the Schwalbe Retro Rides are that they have a Kevlar puncture-proof lining.
     
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    I've been using Electra Amsterdam, which are 700x40C. No stripe and glue to peel off. I like the size but the tread pattern is a bit too modern looking. They're good but I'm going to give the Linus a try next time.
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    they do look good though!
     
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    I like those
     
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    700c retro rides are 50mm wide.
    It's unfortunate because they are cool tire. You would have to be running fender less if you can fit them between the forks. Let's us know if you shave a set.
    I also noticed the newer 26" cream retro rides have a much more white vs cream appearance.

    My auto correct changes fender to gender. Hahaa
     
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    My rear fork is super wide, but the front fork is 2-1/4” width. Just need to shave the front tire.