Mounts easily on the original Schwinn steel rims. While I purchased these tires to allow me to continue to use the Continental on an indoor trainer, I may actually take the bike out occasionally to just see how it rides on the street again, something it hasn't done since the 1980's.
Using a bike on a trainer usually results in quick rear tire wear, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how little the rear tire seems to be wearing on the trainer, which after hours of use still shows some flashing from the molding process on the center rib of the tire. Also, I'm not finding a lot of ground up tire residue around the trainer as I did with the previous tires.
These tires also preserve the look of the original skinwall tires the bike had when it was new (which was about 1970).
I used these new tires for an older Fuji 10 speed road bike and they ride really nice, the only thing I don't like is that gumwalls tend to dry rot after 2 or 3 years.
I am a casual rider that puts about 800-1000 miles a year on my bike. The roads that I ride on are country roads that are rough and full of pot holes. These tires hold up just fine under these conditions.
I was fixing up an older 12 speed bike with decayed tires, and these did the trick. Looks just like it would have back in 1980 now. The one thing I'm not crazy about (and you can see it in the picture) is the mold fingers of little rubber on the tread and sides. They can be pulled off, it's just annoying and time consuming. More expensive tires don't have those.
But that's a quibble, for retro bike rehabbing, these are great.
I have gone through three sets of these tires as a bike commuter in Seattle. While a great value for a weekend rider, these tires age fairly quickly under heavy use. My current set has cracks in the sidewall despite never filling to the recommended PSI. I think that these are good for the occasional rider but someone who relies on their bike should consider paying more for a more durable product.
While I was a fan of the price for these tires, I was upset that there was a manufacturing error that caused some significant bounce during my commute. It feels like there is too much rubber on one part of the tire, which keeps it from conforming to the wheel's shape.
This tire seems to work well on non-hook Dunlop Special Lightweight steel rims. I have ridden them now at 60 pounds with no problems. Really any higher on a steel rim, and an old Raleigh Gran Sport is going to be a bone shaker anyway.
Of course like with any non-hook rims, mounting and inflation has to be done carefully to avoid blow-off. Probably about as close as one can get to the original Dunlop hp tires.
This is a great gum wall tire with a great ride. Love the high pressure, makes for a smooth low resistance ride. This is a pavement riding bike used for recreational riding.
Good inexpensive tire. Only beef really is with aesthetics - the gumwall is not even around the sides, looks like it's a bit off center on the ones I've purchased. But I'm anal, and not many people are going to pay much attention to that - it's a minor issue.