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Old 06-06-17, 08:34 PM
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questions about a 1991 huffy

while not super old, i just got a beautiful 10 speed huffy called a sport force (But i think they changed the handle bars out). I cannot find any info on this type of bike. But it was love at first sight! and the first time since 6th grade i got on a bike (i am 30!)! I tried emailing Huffy and they are the ones who identified the year, but that was all they told me. I dont know where to get replacement tires for it. It currently has solid tires on it and thats what i want to get for it. The wheel is stamped 26x1 3/8 and has a blue sticker on it that says "fitted with no morflats puncture proof inner tubes"..... But it needs a new rubber tire on it as its dry rotting. So any help would be greatly appreciated. I do have the serial number. this bike is in such great shape and it inspired me to get off my butt and get back on a bike after all these years, so i am just itching for info and to put it back to premo condition.
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Old 06-06-17, 08:37 PM
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Old 06-06-17, 09:03 PM
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Note that the Huffy almost certainly does not have a "solid tire". It's just got a really thick inner tube which might have some sealant inside.

So any tire of the correct size will fit, like the niagara cycle link. The inner tube should probably be replaced as well, as it's 26 years old.
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Thanks for the help guys! Did i mention I am a total newbie to the bicycle world lol? so i have another question now. So i can get a sealant to put in the inner tube to make them tougher? I live in goat head usa. So thats why i kind of want a solid tube/tire. i will try to post pictures of the tires that are on it because they have a blue sticker kind of wrapped around the wheel that says its puncture proof. These might be a different wheel all together for the bike.
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Old 06-07-17, 07:52 AM
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Old 06-07-17, 08:46 AM
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Okay, I had to Google the nomorflat tubes. Turns out it actually is a solid inner tube (but not a solid tire) kinda like the old Michelin Mousse inner tubes made years ago. So I stand corrected!

Apparently the tubes are still available in 26" https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Solid-No...AQCERVA7V&th=1

So any tire of the correct size would still work (like the earlier link to the Niagara Cycle tire).

There are some major drawbacks to solid inner tubes. They are a pain to mount. They are quite heavy. And they offer little dampening, so the bike rides rough.

Personally, solid inner tubes don't appeal to me. Each to his own though.
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Thank you so much nashvillebill! I tried to find that nomoreflat but i wasn't having much luck. The only reason i want solid tubes is because of all the goat heads here in the panhandle of Nebraska! Even not riding on the dirt roads and stuff, they find their way everywhere. If i could figure out another option,i totally would. But I do appreciate the help. I am new to this and this bike sorta just found me. Its in really great shape for sitting under a tree for a few years!
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Old 06-07-17, 01:54 PM
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Now the question is, can i use one of the 26x1.75 along with a new tire? Or do i have to get a whole new wheel? Because the tire and stuff says 26x1 3/8 and i did read where some of those will not interchange with the new wheels.
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Now the question is, can i use one of the 26x1.75 along with a new tire? Or do i have to get a whole new wheel? Because the tire and stuff says 26x1 3/8 and i did read where some of those will not interchange with the new wheels.
26 inch tires are EXTREMELY confusing. Try reading through this site: 26 Inch Bicycle Tires

I cannot answer whether that solid 26 x 1.75 tube might work with your 26 x 1-3/8 tire. (You should really confirm the size on that tire--look for an ISO designation--as it might be either a Schwinn 26 x 1-3/8 or a "regular" 26 x 1-3/8). Personally I would just look for a easy-to-find thorn-resistant 26 inch tube and see how many problems with flats you really do encounter.

But you do not need to buy a new wheel, just pay attention to whatever tire you buy.
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Thank you so much for your help! I do appreciate it!!!! I will probably have more along the way
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Old 06-07-17, 03:53 PM
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You have a 590mm tire, NOT a common 559mm MTB tire. DO NOT BUY THE WRONG TIRE! Also, you can buy sealant-filled tubes at any bike shop.

Buy a pair; it will double the value of your bike.........
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Old 06-07-17, 04:04 PM
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The 26x1 3/8 in your picture is ISO 590, so 26x1.75 will NOT fit, as it is ISO 559. ISO 559 is, until the last few years, the normal mountain bike size. ISO 559 was common for a lot of Huffy bikes and English 3 speeds. Schwinn used a ISO 597, which would blow off the rim on your bike.

Most older bike shops still carry a few 26x1 3/8 ISO 590 tires, or you can find them on line. There isn't a big selection, but there should be something that works for you.
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Old 06-07-17, 04:09 PM
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Glad to see you making use out of this old Huffy
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There is one major problem with solid tires or inner tubes - the inability to spread load. Pneumatic tires, when they hit a bump, immediately disperse the load around the entire pneumatic chamber. Solid tires direct the impact towards the rim, at the point of impact. Expect fewer flats but more dented rims.
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Old 06-09-17, 07:49 AM
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Thank you all! I had read that about the ISO so i was a little worried about that. And now i am starting to change my mind on the solid tubes lol. So just out of curiosity, how well do the THORN resistant tubes hold up? Because i live in the panhandle of nebraska, out here, we have bullheads/goat heads and they are vicious. And while i dont plan on taking the bike off road, i do plan on riding on dirt roads, and those grow along the edges of most dirt roads (and most black top roads).
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Old 06-09-17, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Slowpoke7 View Post
Glad to see you making use out of this old Huffy

Thank you! It was literally the first bike i have seen in years that caught my attention. It was sitting next to a guys shop (it was his wife) and he and his wife were just gonna toss it. It had been sitting inside untouched for years and he was clearing out his shop and just parked it there along with a mens bike. So i asked what he wanted for it and he said the space it was taking up. So it was fate. I had it for about 2 weeks before i even got on it. I haven't ridden since 6th grade! So i am all excited about it! Either its true what they say about how you never forget how to ride a bike, or it was "oh crap! Oh crap! Dont die! Dont die!" that kept me upright on that first ride lol.
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