tyre size

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by chris__P, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. chris__P

    chris__P Active Member

    this might be a dumb question but i have a 26x2.10 tyre on my bike which needs replacing. I happen to have a spare tyre which is 26x1.95. Is it likely to fit? Ta
  2. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    will you be able to tell the difference is more of a question
  4. OP

    chris__P Active Member

    yes well i have put it on and yes as it turns out is does indeed fit.

    i just wondered because the last time i got a new tyre the bike shop man seemed very adamant that it had to be the right width. although he did also seem quite adamant that it had to be a schwalbe marathon plus
  5. OP

    chris__P Active Member

    oh and thanks you
  6. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    UK City of Culture
    Yup. The great sage has a guide on what fits with what, with a rough guide (scroll down) of rim vs tyre widths
  7. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    he may have been right, you can't replace a 26x1.5 tyre with a 26x1 1/2 for an example. nor will 26 x 1 3/8 be any use for either of the above wheels.

    in short - it doesn't hurt to ask:smile:
  8. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Don't be afraid to ask, there wouldn't be much of a forum if people didn't ask questions...
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