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Old 10-26-15, 02:57 AM
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Will these tires / tubes fit my bike?

My cruiser bike wheels are: 26" x 1.5.
Tubes: 26" x 1 1/4" to 1 3/8"
Tires: 26" x 1.75- 2.25

Will these fit my wheels ok?
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The tubes are made for a larger diameter rim/tire than what you have, even though they all say 26". I've never seen a tire marked with more than one width, but they will work. Tire Sizing Systems
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Any bike shop, or even WalMart, will have the right tubes for your wheels. If you are searching online, look for MTB (mountain bike) 26 inch tubes and that should get you the right selection. Tubes will be marked something like 26x1.5-2.25 (in decimals). Tires will be marked 26x1.75, etc(no range, just a distinct size). For a cruiser, you'll probably want something with minimal tread, without raised lugs).
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Originally Posted by banana rat View Post
My cruiser bike wheels are: 26" x 1.5.
Tubes: 26" x 1 1/4" to 1 3/8"
Tires: 26" x 1.75- 2.25

Will these fit my wheels ok?
Tires will fit, tubes will not.
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Old 10-26-15, 10:54 AM
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There's a chance that the tubes will work. The Schwalbe AV12 lists 26"x1-1/4" and 26"x1-3/8" (650A sizes) along with 26"x1.5".

I usually try to buy tubes that state my tire size or include it in some range.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
There's a chance that the tubes will work. The Schwalbe AV12 lists 26"x1-1/4" and 26"x1-3/8" (650A sizes) along with 26"x1.5".

I usually try to buy tubes that state my tire size or include it in some range.
Careful there !! 26" x 1.5" is SOMETIMES different than 26"x1.50"; and SOMETIMES refers to 38-587 (700d).
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measure the frame clearance for capacity - space available ..
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Originally Posted by nfmisso View Post
Careful there !! 26" x 1.5" is SOMETIMES different than 26"x1.50"; and SOMETIMES refers to 38-587 (700d).
Indeed, I said "there's a chance".

By interpolating, I'd be very surprised if the aforementioned AV12 didn't work for a 38-587, though.
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
Indeed, I said "there's a chance".

By interpolating, I'd be very surprised if the aforementioned AV12 didn't work for a 38-587, though.
I'm surprised tires are available for that obscure size, which formerly came on some GT models. One would be advised to change to a 584 wheelset, which is only a 3 mm difference and for which tires and tubes are widely available.
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Originally Posted by banana rat View Post
My cruiser bike wheels are: 26" x 1.5.
Tubes: 26" x 1 1/4" to 1 3/8"
Tires: 26" x 1.75- 2.25

Will these fit my wheels ok?
Everything's wrong here.
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Looks like the only thing I can't use is the tubes. I checked the tires on the bike and they are the same as my spares: 1.75 - 2.25. So I was able to pick up some spare tubes today in the correct size.
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