I had a pair of Cheng Shin Super HP Tires on my Schwinn Le Tour III for years and have had the best performance. They ride smooth, grip the ground, are great in turns, withstand puncture and are priced well below other tires that do not perform as well. Now I've bought the Cheng Shin Super HP Tire with Puncture Protection. Watch out!!! I absolutely LOVE these tires.
I just replaced these tires after 14 mo, and 6300 miles of service. Though well worn, still had meat on the tread (flat spotted), with no sidewall deterioration. I ride 7 days a week, 17 to 25 miles a day on a 1982 Ross Gran Tour II. I also live in AZ, loaded with flat inducing goat heads. Combined with a set of thicker tubes with some Slime added for extra protection, I had ZERO flats. I have never purchased a more durable tire at ANY price. Keep them inflated to 90lbs, and they are virtually indestructible. Did I tell you how much I love these tires? You will not be disappointed putting these on your vintage road bike.
I'm a recreational, active rider. I ride to keep in shape for military duties. The tire fit the rim perfectly without any low pressure adjustments usually associated with 27 tires. So far I like them.
I ride a 1972 Schwinn World Voyaguer. This bike has carried me across the USA
from east to west and then from Canada to the Gulf coast. I followed the entire
Mississippi River & cycled around Lakes Michigan, Huron & Superior.
I'll bet I've had 50 sets of tires on this all-original 10 speed.
Finding a quality flat-protected tire in a 27 and priced within reason is getting
harder all the time. I'm very satisfied with your tires....
For the summer of 2013, I'm doing THE AMERICAN BRIDGE ROAD TRIP - Driving around the US and biking over every major river and historic bridge.
I have complete faith that these tires will roll me across all my destinations
without any problems. Jim Beloian
I ride a bike for city commuting, with heavy gear, over nasty roads and have gotten LOTS of flats in the past, I have zero patience with flat-fixing downtime. My other tire choices get punctures weekly. So far this tire has proven SOLIDLY pucture resistant, has low rolling resistance and good handling even for a slightly stiffer, puncture resistant tire. Installs easily on legacy 27 x 1 14 rims. I added tuffies inserts because flats are not my patience point! So far the combination of this tire plus tuffies work GREAT on my rides. For an imported tire, the quality of fit and finish is great...and Im a stickler for well made tires with no manufacturing blemishes. I would have paid $45 for a similar tire locally here in Seattle so this tire is a SOLID value at the price Bike Tires Direct provided. I'll be back for another in a year or so. Its tough finding sweet, pucture resistant tires for an older (27 x 1 14 size) bike...this one is a keeper!