Tyre confusion

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by iAmiAdam, 9 May 2010.

  1. Hey,

    I've recently looked into using my dads old BSA Javelin as a road bike, it's in good nic, needs some new tyres though. The side wall is only just readable, but I think it says 26 x 1.5 Which seems reasonable. But after looking on Evans cycles, I can't seem to find a tyre.

    So I googled the bike, and couldn't find any specs. So I've decided to ask the good people of cycle chat as I've really ran out of ideas.

    I need a definite size of tyre for the Javelin because it's bugging me and I need to find a place that sells them rather cheaply as I'm only using this bike as I can't afford a new bike right now.

    Cheers, Adam
     
  2. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    does it say x 1.5 or x 1 1/2? because the two aren't interchangeable.

    anyhow, have a very close look. see if there's a number such as 590, 584 or 559 on there. when you've found that (ertro) number, you'll find a good selection at sjsc

    to clear it up further, you should read sheldonbrown
     
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    iAmiAdam

    iAmiAdam New Member

    1 1/2 Can I ask what the difference is?

    I'll have a look for that number in a second.

    Thanks for that help.
     
  4. RecordAceFromNew

    RecordAceFromNew Swinging Member

    Location:
    West London
    This might help answering your questions.
     
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    iAmiAdam

    iAmiAdam New Member

    Just looked, 32-597, Found some on evans cycles, bit more expensive, has anyone bought from sjsc before?
     
  6. RecordAceFromNew

    RecordAceFromNew Swinging Member

    Location:
    West London
    I have never had any problem with SJS. In fact they are one of the very few retailers in the country which stock quite a bit of vintage bike compatible parts, and as such I find them worthy of support.
     
  7. jimboalee

    jimboalee New Member

    Location:
    Solihull
    SJSC charge delivery which can make small orders more expensive.
     
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