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Old 06-13-18, 09:31 AM
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Help with buying correct tire

Hello all,
I have an old school bike with tires that need to be replaced and they are 20 X 1 3/8 ........Can i buy a 20 X 1.75 for a quick fix so i am able to ride it??
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No, its a different size, read Tire Sizing Systems
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Originally Posted by TECHEXPERT View Post
Hello all,
I have an old school bike with tires that need to be replaced and they are 20 X 1 3/8 ........Can i buy a 20 X 1.75 for a quick fix so i am able to ride it??
You can squeeze a 1.75 tire onto those rims, but ironically 1.75 tires are tough to find these days, where as you can get new 20 X 1 3/8 tires as they are still used in racing. https://www.bmxguru.com/collections/tires-20/1-3-8 https://www.danscomp.com/products/44...lock_Tire.html

The difference though is modern tires are smooth where as the vintage ones were knobby. The reason for this is most BMX tracks these days are actually paved.
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