26 X 1.25 slicks

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Rhythm Thief, 4 Sep 2007.

  1. My girlfriend tried to buy some of these today from our LBS. The bloke behind the counter told her that they don't really make them any more and such tyres were only used on old bikes. I told her he was talking bollocks. Am I right?
  2. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    Google 26 X 1.25 slicks and you'll find plenty
  3. That's what I thought. It just seemed a bit odd him saying they were practically obsolete when I was fairly sure they're not.
  4. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    "They don't really make them any more." = "I have none in stock and can't be bothered ordering any."
  5. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Or he was thinking of the old 26 x 1 1/4inch (32-597) as used on old roadster bikes?
  6. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    did she say onepointtwofive, or oneandaquarter?

    big difference;)
  7. Freewheeler

    Freewheeler Well-Known Member

    26 x 1 1/4 Inch are still available, I bought a pair of Schwalbes last month.
  8. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Loads of decent fast rolling 26" tyres about. Vredstein perfect moirees are worth a look
  9. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    Hubgearfreak and TheDoctor are right with where the confusion might be.

    26 by one point two five is a current mtb size of which there are lots of slick options.

    However 26 by one and a quarter is entirely a different size and was used on old British touring bikes. These are increasingly difficult to source.
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    customer at fault?

    hurrah for the LBS man although I suppose he should have seen through the confusion
  11. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Specialized fatboys are definately a good deal / buy: rode them for years on an MTB !

    I'd reckomend them with my soul.
  12. turbo tim

    turbo tim New Member

    If the LBS was any good at it's job he would have established what the customer wanted and sourced some tyres. No excuse, confused customer or not.

    Vredestein Perfect Moiree for me too. 26 x 1.3
  13. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    very true..
    obviously the person in that shop was not the owner.
  14. AH. That'll be it. The Schwalbe tyre she actually bought is much bigger than the old tyre.
  15. It's my fault then. I told her I thought the tyre she wanted was "twenty six by one and a quarter". I suppose I'll have to go back to the shop and eat humble pie.:biggrin:
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