It's 2020, what 700c tires are y'all using?

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jpromo

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
The old standbys are out of production, so what do you like these days for TOC bikes? I feel like teens-20s still have suitable options but the TOC bikes are more picky with what shoes they wear to look their age.

I was planning to get singletube hoops and Robert Deans for my Columbia chainless, but wouldn't mind a more budget-friendly option in these times if it is the right fit.

Thanks for any input!
 

abe lugo

I live for the CABE
I occasionally check. I found some single tube 52mm for very cheap like 25.00 each. Reg price 78.00. But they would not work with fenders. Luckily some MTB guys are moving to single tube and I have more sizes coming. The only that ate close are 34mm TUFO. I have seen some people with closer to 38mm. But can’t figure out where they get them. 38mm is as close to 1.50” as you would find. I’m taking 700s BTW.
 

Blue Streak

Finally riding a big boys bike
Been thinking about this a lot lately. Using Velocity Blunt P35 rims as a wheel rim starting point I began looking for 700x36 to 700x45 black tires with minimal or no tread for my 1896-1902 pneumatic safeties. I started with Specialized Fatboy tires (700x45) a few years ago but it appears they are no longer available. 700x45 is the maximum size that fits my bicycles without fenders. 700x45 are 28.25" diameter. 700x38 are 27.75" diameter. Here are some tires I found listed alphabetically by manufacturer's name. I have purchased Specialized Sawtooth 2Bliss and Panaracer GravelKing and mocked up on several bicycles. I will post photos of those mocked upped tires after this post. Hope this helps. All tires below are in the $40-70 range for one tire. A couple websites to buy from are modernbike.com and biketiresdirect.com. Most of these tires fall in the Gravel tire category.

Hutchison - Overide (700x38 and 700x45:(
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Hutchison - Top Slick 2 (700x37:(
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Maxxis - Re-Fuse (700x40:(
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Maxxis - Velocita (700x40:(
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Panaracer GravelKing (700x38:(
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ReneHerse Barlow Pass TC (700x38:(
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ReneHerse - Snoqualmie Pass TC (700x44:(
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Specialized Nimbus 2 Sport (700x38 and 700x45:(
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Specialized Sawtooth 2Bliss Ready (700x38 and 700x42:(
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WTB Exposure (700x36:(
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Blue Streak

Finally riding a big boys bike
1898 Tribune (23" frame) with 700x42 Specialized Sawtooth 2Bliss (no labels) on rear and 700x45 Specialized Fatboy on front:
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1899 Tribune (25" frame) with 700x42 Specialized Sawtooth 2Bliss (no labels) on rear and 700x45 Specialized Fatboy on front:
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1899 Tribune (25" frame) with 700x38 Panaracer GravelKing on rear and 700x45 Specialized Fatboy on front:
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Comparison of 2" Robert Deans (overall diameter 28") on circa 1892 pneumatic steel rim verses 700x38 Panaracer GravelKing on Velocity Blunt P35 rim (overall diameter 27.75":(
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I have been looking at my bicycles for so long without tires that it is taking some time to decide which of these I think look the best and proportionately correct. I am leaning toward the 700x38 Panaracer GravelKings but since I have several sets of different sizes I will probably put the 700x45's and 700x42's on the larger sized men's frames and the 700x38's on under 23" frames for now. I do prefer the ones with less or no tread.
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jpromo

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Wow, thanks for the excellent reply! I do like those Gravel King and Barlow Pass is nice with the small logo. Really all of these are solid options depending on the bike and the look you want.
 

Velo-dream

I live for the CABE
what size are the Linus Elysian ?

where can I find the Linus Elysian ?
 

Archie Sturmer

I live for the CABE
Just received 4 Soma “Shakira” clay treads with skin walls, 42-622, made in Japan.
I really like these, but they have to be coordinated with the color of the rims and bicycle overall.
 
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OC_Rolling_Art

Finally riding a big boys bike
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jimbo53

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I have a 32 Rollfast that came with 28” metal clad wooden wheels requiring Robert Dean’s to make it a rider. To save money, have a everyday, safe and efficient bike I found a set of 700c wheels with a Nexus 3 speed hub. I use basic old Duro 700x38c cream tires that take 65psi so I can take most everywhere. I used an Itchi Bike skiptooth cog that snaps on the Nexus hub allowing the use of the original Harris skiptooth chainring and chain. The twist grip looks pretty stealthy behind some oversized Thompson ball end grips. I have a bunch of vintage bikes in my bonus room over the garage, but this is the only bike I’ve ridden through the whole pandemic. Cruises like a new bike but looks 88 years old, which it is!
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bricycle

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
If you need some I have 2 pair of off white/creams I don't need I can sell.
 

piercer_99

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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