If you have 27 inch rims, this is the way to go Tan sidewalls, Black tred. Not only are the just like tires from the good old days, they have almost the same price!
Still have my early eighties Fugi ( among others ) Has 27 non hooked rims and have had trouble with tires
blowing off the rim under pressure. So, years ago I was sold a pair of Chen Shin tires. Very heavy and
crude. Even had trouble centering the bead on the rim. Years go by, I've had enough ! I take a chance
and order the Kenda K40s ( gumwall good for classic authenticity ) Wow ! what a tire should be.
Mounts like a dream, no rim problems, It's light, flexible and rolls out smoooth. On first ride I immediatly
feel the reduced effort req'd to pedal. Feels like I gained 10 horsepower ! To top it off Bike Tires Direct
had them on sale. Value Five and one half stars ! Joel , Taos NM
Bought a set June 2014, bike is kept indoors, and I've put less than 800 miles on them. Looked this weekend March 2016- the rear tire is splitting where the gum wall joins the black all around the tire on the rear one. The front tire is splitting here and there.
I had great expectations for these tires, but found they blew off my old rims- the original '70's rims with no hook. HOWEVER, on my new replacement Hook style rims, they are SWEET! More cush for the tush, and a great ride. THey can take proper pressure with a hook rim. I ran them at 70PSI on rough country roads, no problems. SUmmary Hook Rims Excellent value, old rims be careful, they will pop off.
ps, anybody have a tire that will stay on old school rims???