I am trying to find an inexpensive 26in tire for my beater bike, and old schwinn MTB with a rigid fork. I am used to buying good tires for my other bikes, but have a hard time justifying spending much on this bike right now considering its rather poor condition otherwise (and that my wife got it for $25 at a garage sale). That said I already had to buy a new chain, and the tires are next (and scared to think what else later).
The bike is mostly for around town or city trips so I am not fearful of theft when locked up. Mostly on pavement though occasionally on dirt paths.
Some flat protection would be nice, but probably not in my price range. I just know there is often glass, etc in some places where I will ride it.
I know Schwalbe Marathons are great tires, but a pair of them is way more then I want to spend for this bike.
LBS doesn't sell anything that looked like a good option.
Any suggestions on the tire and where to get it appreciated.