Lightweight Model 14 1960 Tyre Pressures

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Lightweight Model 14 1960 Tyre Pressures

Postby Richard P » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:13 am

Hi all,
This is my first post on the forum although I've been a member for a number of years now. I acquired my fairly original and virtually complete Model 14 which was a stalled restoration 9 years ago to save it from being broken for spares and put it in my garage as a future project.
I have gradually been rebuilding the bike over the last 3 years or so suffering many trials and tribulations along with a considerably reducing bank balance as I proceeded. Many thanks to all who have posted info on here over the years as I have found it a mine of useful information. I am now so close that I can almost taste it, just the clutch to rebuild and off for an MOT!
I have had the wheels rebuilt with new rims & spokes along with new tyres, although the latter are of the Chinese variety as the wheel builder was having trouble at the time in getting Avons.
A fairly simple request I hope, but can any one advise me on the correct tyre pressures? The F Neil manual states 18 PSI front and 22 PSI rear, but I wondered if the more modern construction of the new tyres would require any alteration to the pressures?

Cheers, Richard

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Re: Lightweight Model 14 1960 Tyre Pressures

Postby Rob Harknett » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:49 am

The trend is to go higher with the thin walled supple tyres you refer to. I'm using about 28/30 in my bikes, which are usually ridden two up.

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Re: Lightweight Model 14 1960 Tyre Pressures

Postby Richard P » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:42 pm

Thanks Rob, I thought that might be the case.

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Re: Lightweight Model 14 1960 Tyre Pressures

Postby clanger9 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:58 pm

30 psi is about right for modern tyres. 20 psi is much too low.
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