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Old 07-27-10, 12:09 PM
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Schwinn tire size question

Last year I sold a 73 Schwinn collegiate to a nice local guy and I have kept in contact off and on. Recently the 26 x 1 3/8 Kenda tire became damaged and he needs to replace it. I cannot seem to remember what is special about the Schwinn S-6 rims.

Bottom line, he wants to replace the tires with mountain bike tires. Are there any available for that bike?
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No. Collegiate's had 597 tires. 'Regular' 26" tires are 590.
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Assuming, by 'regular,' OFG means EA3/English 3-speeds. A 26" MTB tire is ISO 559, so a big difference in size.

For S-6 tires, looks like you are limited to the usual Kenda/Sunlite S-6.
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Originally Posted by Primitive Don View Post
Assuming, by 'regular,' OFG means EA3/English 3-speeds. A 26" MTB tire is ISO 559, so a big difference in size.

For S-6 tires, looks like you are limited to the usual Kenda/Sunlite S-6.
Yes, exactly.
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