Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
Originally Posted by CNY James
depends on the rim but more than likely, it will fit. give it a test fit, it isnt that much trouble. make sure the tube you buy is suitable up to your tire size.
agree--should be fine. My commuter is a mid-'80s Bridgestone MB that was my main mountain bike for years. On the original rims, I've run tires from 2.3 to 1.25 without any problems.
FWIW, I buy only one size of 26-inch tubes, 26x1.5. Works with everything. They're rubber; they stretch.
One possible problem--you don't mention what kind of bike it is. Some hybrids might not have enough clearance between the fork blades or chain stays for a tire that big.