Holy crazy people!! These things are so so SO amazing a great buy and will be buying from yall probably the rest of the time I ride shipping was fast as all get out and very very VERY PLEASED WITH THIS ONE!!!! THANK you guys soo soo much.
1000 miles of road use. No complaints there. Good performance on wet roads. Not too much rolling resistance at recommended (90 PSI) pressure. One puncture - a thorn. Don't be deceived by the tire's rugged appearance however. The tread is compounded for ROAD use, not for gravel. These tires worked flawlessly on pavement and hardpack (crushed stone and dirt) trails. Mountain bike trails not so much. Large, sharp-edged stones will eventually peel the nice sticky road rubber off the tire casings.
We are a bicycle mission organization and many bicycle come with dry-rot in the tires. The reasonable cost of this tire allows us to make use of the bike for those in financial need.
Mounts easily on the original Schwinn steel rims. While I purchased these tires to allow me to continue to use the Continental on an indoor trainer, I may actually take the bike out occasionally to just see how it rides on the street again, something it hasn't done since the 1980's.
Using a bike on a trainer usually results in quick rear tire wear, but I've been pleasantly surprised at how little the rear tire seems to be wearing on the trainer, which after hours of use still shows some flashing from the molding process on the center rib of the tire. Also, I'm not finding a lot of ground up tire residue around the trainer as I did with the previous tires.
These tires also preserve the look of the original skinwall tires the bike had when it was new (which was about 1970).