Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Montréal (Québec)
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If you want to order locally, a few tips for you:
1. Visit Sheldon Brown's tire sizing page
, so you'll be able to compare their sizing. According to Sheldon, some
BMX bikes come with 451-mm wheels
2. Most recent tires have also the ERTRO sizing engraved on them. If they tell you that "this tire fits on that rim", check the metric tire sizing.
3. Bring one of your tires at the shop. You should be able to mount a tire on the rim, even if the rim isn't built in a wheel.
4. If you have a good relationship with a store, they might be willing to order it conditionnally, i.e. you take it only if it fits. I have done that a couple of times.
As for ordering from the U.S., the key point is to find a store that ships via U.S. Mail. I think
a 20" rim would fit in the maximum allowable U.S. Mail size. Via U.S. Mail, you'll pay a 5 $ brokerage fee and the two taxes.