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    Need a road tire reccomendation.... dont shoot me....

    My dad has a late 1970's Raleigh Grand Prix road bike that hes been riding pretty religiously lately for exercise (ive tried to get him on a mountain bike but he hasnt bit into it yet). Problem is it has the OEM original tires lol. I need a reccomendation for a good long wearing low resistance sidewalk tire for his bike. Any help is appreciated.
    2010 Giant Yukon FX
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    Bike Weight Lost: 2.48lbs (1124g)

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    Continental Gatorskins. You'll never get a puncture and as long as pops keeps the air topped off he'll never get a pinch flat.

    They're pricy but well worth it, he'll get thousands of miles out of a pair.

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    Gracias, ill look into them.
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    Have a look at the Michelin Krylion Carbon, nicer riding tire than the Gatorskins and supposed to be as durable. I have a set on my bike now and they have yet to cut at all.

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    When I worked in Seattle at a shop, the Armadillo All Condition tires from Specialized were the king of commuter tires. They lasted forever and were as close as flat-proof that you could get in a clincher. They come in wire and folding bead depending on your performance requirements. They also come in several 700c sizes as well as 27" (which some old Raleigh road bikes used).

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    The fattest tire that will fit on his bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSlow35th View Post
    My dad has a late 1970's Raleigh Grand Prix road bike that hes been riding pretty religiously lately for exercise (ive tried to get him on a mountain bike but he hasnt bit into it yet). Problem is it has the OEM original tires lol. I need a reccomendation for a good long wearing low resistance sidewalk tire for his bike. Any help is appreciated.
    When you say "sidewalk tire", I am assuming this means this is not just for smooth open road use, but general urban riding over rough/uneven surfaces? If so, try to figure out how big a tire will fit on there (I'm guessing it will be around 28mm). Many of the tires suggested so far come in multiple sizes, I'd go with the biggest that will fit.That, combined with the ability to run lower pressure, will make the riding a bit more pleasant.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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