[CR]tires for non-hooked weinmann concave 27" rims?

Example: Framebuilding:Restoration

Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 16:13:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: randy dugan <rsdugan@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]tires for non-hooked weinmann concave 27" rims?


a garage-sailing friend who is new to classic bikes scored a really pretty set of these rims on early phil hubs. i am encouraging him to use them on an early-'70s raleigh pro frame that he also scored at a yard sale.

the rims have a distinct lack of hook for the tire bead, and i have no experience with that, nor do i own any 27" wheels so i'm not up on tires in that size.

can anyone using these rims recommend a current-production tire that would be safe to use and is available in 27"? traditional appearance preferred.

randy dugan
van nuys, ca usa