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Anyone have a source for 24" road bike tubes/tires?

Old 09-10-13, 07:28 PM
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Anyone have a source for 24" road bike tubes/tires?

I am pleased that my son is active in riding his youth road bike (marathon).

It is similar in set up to a women's Terry - 27 1/4" wheel in the back and smaller 24" wheel in the front.
Problem is the 24" tire and tube are original and gave out.

I checked around and only see 24" mountain bike tubes. They are too wide for a road bike set up and I don't think they will inflate properly with a road bike wheel.

Anyone have a source or link for 24" road bike tubes and a replacement tire?'

As a reference, here's a link to a Terry bike (same set up):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1980...item2a3125d8a2







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Originally Posted by phillyrider View Post
I am pleased that my son is active in riding his youth road bike (marathon).

It is similar in set up to a women's Terry - 27 1/4" wheel in the back and smaller 24" wheel in the front.
Problem is the 24" tire and tube are original and gave out.

I checked around and only see 24" mountain bike tubes. They are too wide for a road bike set up and I don't think they will inflate properly with a road bike wheel.

Anyone have a source or link for 24" road bike tubes and a replacement tire?'

As a reference, here's a link to a Terry bike (same set up):

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1980...item2a3125d8a2

Thanks!
I came across this in a recent search for a different tire for myself: https://www.amazon.com/Panaracer-Pase.../dp/B001IORHDU
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Thanks - this link is helpful...I can also see tubes...nice..
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https://www.google.com/search?q=24%2...+tire&tbm=shop
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A customer came in the other day looking for a more road oriented 24" tire for his daughters mtb. You can get a 24x1 in the Panaracer Pasela and Kenda makes a 24x1-3/8 in their Street K40. The Paselas are like $30 and the Kenda is about half that through QBP.
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Thanks everyone - this is super helpful.
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Caution!- there are at least 4 different rim sizes that are all nominally listed as being "24" wheels. Be sure to verify which ISO rim size you actually have before searching tires!! Terrys used a 520mm rim size but your might be different.
https://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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Originally Posted by GrayJay View Post
Caution!- there are at least 4 different rim sizes that are all nominally listed as being "24" wheels. Be sure to verify which ISO rim size you actually have before searching tires!! Terrys used a 520mm rim size but your might be different.
https://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
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Thanks - I am really going to look closely.

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The sheldon browne quote of the day:

Brown's Law Of Tire Sizing:

If two tires are marked with sizes that are mathematically equal,
but one is expressed as a decimal and the other as a fraction,
these two tires will not be interchangeable.

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Patched - in grid:
Fractional sizes:

[TABLE="class: grid, width: 100%"]
[TR]
[TH]Fractional
[/TH]
[TH]ISO
[/TH]
[TH]Applications
[/TH]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

[TABLE="class: grid, width: 100%"]
[TR]
[TD]24 x 1
[/TD]
[TD]520 mm
[/TD]
[TD]High performance wheels for smaller riders; Terry front
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]24 x 1 1/8
[/TD]
[TD]520 mm or
540 mm!
[/TD]
[TD]Caveat emptor!
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]24 x 1 1/4
[/TD]
[TD]547 mm
[/TD]
[TD]British or Schwinn Juvenile
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]24 x 1 3/8
(S-5)
[/TD]
[TD]Schwinn Juvenile lightweights
[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]24 x 1 3/8
(E-5)
[/TD]
[TD]540 mm
[/TD]
[TD]British Juvenile, most wheelchairs
[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

**********************************

The bike is a Raleigh Marathon (juvenile). What I thought was an inter-changable "Terry"-like front wheel tire may not be.

Thanks for the catch (not as easy as I thought)...I think I can still see tire size info on the original tire and assume tubes are going to be standard.

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Old 09-12-13, 03:29 PM
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I goto the LBS. on my way there .. its my Mail Drop too for Parcels..
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Terry is still in business, you know...

https://www.terrybicycles.com/Accessories/tires-tubes-1
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Check to see if your fork has clearance and brake arm reach to swap to a 559mm (standard MTB 26") rim with a narrow road tire. See the following thread where a 540mm juvenile bike was re-built with 559 rims. https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...light=juvenile

The one other failry common 24" size you missed in your pasted table above are 24" MTB rims which are 507mm. Tubes are much more adaptable, no need to find exact fit tubes if you stay with 547mm tire size, common narrow 26"mtb tubes will probably work fine.
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