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Old 03-14-22, 02:31 PM
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26" retro-ish tires ?

Over the weekend i brought home a 1990 Bridgestone.
The tires were wretched so upon getting it home, i tossed on a set of Smoke Classics in 26 x 2.1 (the only size they currently make ) and got some tire rub in the back . Anybody aware of any tires that fit the bikes purpose? 26x1.9 ish or 2.0 ? Tan walls preferred for a vintage machine, but at this point im looking at anything.

BITD i had one of these bikes but used Ritchey Z-Max'z which were available down to 1.7" , however, even the Smokes were available in a 1.9" and the combo to run was a 1.9 rear and a 2.1 front . I've posted on this bike in the C&V section but not much yet on a possible lead on tires



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Old 03-14-22, 05:01 PM
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Simworks (by Panaracer) Homage 26x1.95
https://www.sim.works/products/the-h...39543944839342

Continental has a few options in the 26x1.9-2.0 range as well. Contact Speed and Double Fighters come to mind
https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires

SwiftTire (by Panaracer) 26x2.0
https://www.swifttire.com/product/sw...folding-black/
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Originally Posted by craig_dahlke View Post
Simworks (by Panaracer) Homage 26x1.95
https://www.sim.works/products/the-h...39543944839342

Continental has a few options in the 26x1.9-2.0 range as well. Contact Speed and Double Fighters come to mind
https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires

SwiftTire (by Panaracer) 26x2.0
https://www.swifttire.com/product/sw...folding-black/

THANK YOU ! If those swift tires were in stock, they'd be on the way now -- as it is, the Sim Works stuff is a little pricy, -- but -- shoot, you only live once also

I spent 3 hours today searching through the usual haunts (JEnsen, Comp. Cyclist, etc. and had no luck except for a scattering of wire bead commuter appearing tires, or tires that looked a bit too wide and "extreme" (Minions still available in 26" due to the large number of DH orienmted bikes still in service )

Again thanks ---
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Those tires have some burly side knobs. Is the contact at the sidewall or knobs? I have trimmed side knobs off for clearance with a good sharp knife.
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michelin cross country I think they have a tan wall option

panaracer and WTB have options to I dont know if they would really qualify as retro.
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Those tires have some burly side knobs. Is the contact at the sidewall or knobs? I have trimmed side knobs off for clearance with a good sharp knife.

I may just have to give that a try too -- cant hurt anything. contact is on the side knobs
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
I may just have to give that a try too -- cant hurt anything. contact is on the side knobs
When I said sharp, I mean SHARP. Be careful, safety third.....
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