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    tire question

    a friend of mines tire was slashed last night, and i was wondering if a 2.1 would fit on a rim that came with a 1.5. does anybody know for certain it would work?
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CNY James View Post
    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.

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    i didnt mention the brand being as i'm not sure of the brand.
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    I'm going to disagree with the other posters.

    Knowing nothing about the bike involved except that it came with a 1.5 tire, I very much doubt a 2.1 tire will fit the bike frame.

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