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Old 06-28-06, 10:04 AM
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What tires for 26" raleigh sports

One of my old raleigh's is in dire need of tires. I belive the size is 26x1-3/8. Will I run in to the schwinn S-6 type situation where not all 26" tires are created eaqualy? Can i use a : Kenda Street K40 Road Tire 26x1 3/8 Black Steel.

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Originally Posted by Re-Cycle
One of my old raleigh's is in dire need of tires. I belive the size is 26x1-3/8. Will I run in to the schwinn S-6 type situation where not all 26" tires are created eaqualy? Can i use a : Kenda Street K40 Road Tire 26x1 3/8 Black Steel.
All "26 inch" tires are not "created equal." There are at least 5 different, incompatible "26 inch" sizes.

See: http://sheldonbrown.com/26 for the gory details.

Your bike uses the 590 mm size. See: http://harriscyclery.com/590

See also http://sheldonbrown.com/english for a lot of information on bikes like yours.

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Another question. I'm trying to find a tire in QBP's catalog which will work. The closest I can find from what you recomended Mr. Brown was a Schwalbe marathon which was 26x1.75. Sounds good but the look dosn't jell with my 1970's robin hood. When I search for all tires that are 590, I find the kenda K40's which come in black or balck/tan. Why won't those work?
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Originally Posted by Re-Cycle
Another question. I'm trying to find a tire in QBP's catalog which will work. The closest I can find from what you recomended Mr. Brown was a Schwalbe marathon which was 26x1.75. Sounds good but the look dosn't jell with my 1970's robin hood. When I search for all tires that are 590, I find the kenda K40's which come in black or balck/tan. Why won't those work?
No decimal sized tire will fit your 590 rims. This is all explained in detail at:

http://sheldonbrown.com/26 and http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing

Any 590 tire will work.

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