Thursday, 16 December 2010

Tyres: Raleigh Twenty 20, Shopper, Stowaway, Triumph 20, BSA, etc

Most Raleigh Twenty bikes had ISO 451 diameter wheels. Despite the 20 name, this is closer to 21" than the common 406 BMX size wheels. So, is there a decent selection of modern tyres to fit the Raleigh Twenty wheel (451 diameter)? I've been looking out for them and here is a list (if you know of further ones, please post a comment with details - thanks!):

KENDA
- Kompact (hard packed race)
- K-West (road, commute)
- Small block eight (photo left: hard packed race and trail, well regarded by MTB and cyclocross riders)

MAXXIS
- Drop the Hammer (hard packed race)
- Holy Roller (pavement and hard packed race, staggered block pattern, see photo below)


PANARACER
- Minits Lite (fast road, commute, baldies pictured at the end of this post)

PRIMO
- Comet (fast road, commute)
- Champ (file tread)

RALEIGH
- Record (traditional)
- Shopper (traditional)

SCHWALBE
- HS110 (traditional style)
- HS371 Mow Joe (knobbly, photo below)
- HS377 Road Cruiser (heavy touring, 457, not 451, but would probably work)
- HS399 Durano (high mileage road)





SHYH HWA
- Traditional style 37-451 (SJS Cycles ebay shop)

TIOGA
- Powerblock (bmx racing)

Most of these are either 28-451 or 37-451. You can get full details from the manufacturer's websites. As to retailers, you would have to search around, for example: Chainreactioncycles, SJS cycles, Winstanleys, Dereks Cycles on ebay, West country recumbents and Mailorderbikes, to name just a few.

Rejoice in your rubber!

Chuck

2 comments:

  1. IRC make the Roadlite EX 451 x 28mm. I have a pair on my Dawes Kingpin. Very low rolling resistance; fitted to a number of high performance Recumbents

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  2. Excellent! Thanks for sharing that information Roy.

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