Sheldon Brown's website basically exploded my poor, scalding brains, so I wanted to come here and ask around a bit.
I've got an old Schwinn Suburban which is darn near roadworthy after a thorough cleaning and bearing-repacking binge. I'm down to the remove-and-replace portion of the game, and I need tubes and tires, as well as shifter and brake cables.
The tires on the bike now are labelled 27" X 1 1/4" I'm pretty sure they're the original tires, too. This is a fairly standard size, right? I've heard all sorts of dire things about Schwinn wheels being all proprietary in size and impossible to find tires for, but then I get on Nashbar and see these $13 tires which seem like just the thing I need. Will these work with my stock wheels, or am I just chock full of insane wishful thinking?
While I'm asking about weird-sized bike parts, does anyone know where a person could get hold of some 4mm shifter-cable housing? Or am I going to have to jury-rig modern 5mm cable-housing with some zip-ties or the like?