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Old 01-28-08, 10:05 AM
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British K-2 and American s-6 rims

Does anyone know about these funky rim sizes? I'm looking for a tire for a rim that reads British k-2 or American s-6 sizes. Looks like schwinn used to use them and the bike I'm working on is a panasonic. Any advice?

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Ebay. That's where I got all my s-6 tires. Do a search for the specific sizes and some stuff will probably pop up, most likely cheap kenda's.

Harris cyclery may have some too. I know sheldon has a guide to tire sizes which can help you figure out all the possible designations the tires you're searching for might be sold under.
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Originally Posted by clinto View Post
Does anyone know about these funky rim sizes? I'm looking for a tire for a rim that reads British k-2 or American s-6 sizes. Looks like schwinn used to use them and the bike I'm working on is a panasonic. Any advice?
S-6 is not a size, it's a rim cross-sectional shape used by Schwinn in many different wheel sizes.

K2 rings a bell, I believe that's an obscure British designation for the ISO 630 mm rim size, more commonly known as "27 inch."

All 27 inch tires/rims have the same 630 mm ISO size, and are basically interchangeable.

The "S-6" designation is only relevant for 26, 24, 20 inch sizes, where it indicates an oddball Schwinn variant size.

However this is NOT an issue in the "27 inch" size, because Schwinn always used the normal 630 mm dimesnsion for that.

Anyway, if the rim and tire both have "27" marked on them anywhere, they're compatible.

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