Cheap bike tyre question
A real cheap bike......
$140; I needed something to ride with the kids (and to places my road bike won't go) but wasn't ready for a 'proper' MTB. In fact. it's better than I expected - simple steel frame, quill stem, Shimano mechs, SRAM shifters. The money's been saved on the fork (let's not go there) and the tyres - almost childishly knobbly and plastic.
I quite like this clunker, and (London being the bike theft capital of Europe now) it's also cheap enough to ride to work. I do really need some street slick tyres though.
The horrible tyres are marked 26x1.95 (150-559) which seems a common enough size. There are no markings on the rims.
Question from a relative newbie. Is it likely that I can fit slicks - all of which seem to thinner than the off road ones, to the rims? I know that most rims have a minimum tyre width - but how could I know? Don't incidentally suggest that I ask the vendor. Drug addled, minimum wage worker ants, there.
Oh and I want cheap - otherwise I might have been better off buying a proper bike in the first place.