I need to know how to install vintage road bike tires to rims. Are the rims old and the seat/lip worn down or do I need to put some sort of adhesive on the edge of the tire?

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5 Responses to How do I install 27 inch vintage bike tires?

  1. Brother Trucker says:

    If your sure you have 27 in tires you sure don't have 27 in wheels. It sounds like your trying to mount 27 in tires on 26 metric rims. No adhesive needed.

  2. Old Hippie says:

    Adhesive is the LAST thing you need. Or should I say toss that idea out. If you have those old steel wheels that many old bikes came with, you need some sort of lubricant around the bead of tire so that it will slide on easily & air up easily against the rim of the wheel.

    Every watch someone mount a car tire on a wheel? First thing they do is slop a little soapy water around the bead of the tire. Without it - the bead may not seat properly all around the rim as the tire is being inflated. Then one area builds up faster than another & BOOM - the tire blows off the rim & in your face.

  3. I says:

    You install 27-inch tires/tubes just the same as you do 700c tires/tubes -- with a bit of elbow grease.

  4. ghea bonjour says:

    It's amazing!I found it at http://ecdeal.info/26343/bike-tires

  5. wle ņ│ã∩╬α ░░▒▓▓▒░░ says:

    same as any tire
    though if you have the wrong size, it won;t work
    glue is never needed
    unless they are 'tubulars'
    they do need glue
    and they don;t have 'tubes' either

    very weird if they were
    only on high dollar race bikes


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