View Full Version : Where do you buy your 26x1 3/4 Schwinn Tires??

01-09-2011, 06:46 AM
I need some tires for 2 of my Schwinn middle weights. Where does everyone get the tires for their 26 inch S7 mid weight Schwinns? I prefer white walls.

01-09-2011, 09:09 AM
Like everything else, check ebay. Kenda makes a good 26X 1 3/4 tire in black and whitewall. I have had good dealings with seller "Bicyclebones", and I think he still has them.


01-09-2011, 10:17 AM
$50 seemed a bit pricey for a set of bicycle tires. Is that the going rate right now? Thanks

01-23-2011, 10:29 AM
Try: http://www.niagaracycle.com/ This is probably where all the ebay sellers buy them and then mark them up.

01-24-2011, 11:55 AM
BikepartsUSA has them for $14.99 ea.

01-24-2011, 08:46 PM
Your local bike store should carry some..., at least mine does. Their pretty cheap. Like internet price without shipping.
But I go to a store called Cycle Works which advertises "NOT Your Ordinary Bicycle Store". So it could be different where you live.

01-24-2011, 09:31 PM
you shouldn't be paying more than $30 for a set, your local bike shop should be able to supply them for you.

01-28-2011, 05:14 PM
Wow! Thanks for the sites. They are way cheaper than ebay. $6 for blackwalls and $15 for whitewalls.

island schwinn
01-31-2011, 12:44 AM
that is cheap.keep in mind the standard middleweight tire is actually 26x2x1 3/4.the 26x1 3/4 are a tad smaller,but work fine on S7 wheels.

02-04-2011, 12:21 PM
Try: http://www.niagaracycle.com/ This is probably where all the ebay sellers buy them and then mark them up.

Whoa! I didn't know about this place!!!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!


02-10-2011, 06:02 PM
that is cheap.keep in mind the standard middleweight tire is actually 26x2x1 3/4.the 26x1 3/4 are a tad smaller,but work fine on s7 wheels.


Andrew Gorman
02-10-2011, 08:39 PM
I'm looking for 26X1.375 tires. Will the Schwinn S-6 size work? The 26X1.375 are 599 mm bead seat diameter vs. 597 mm for the S-6s.

02-11-2011, 07:27 PM
As island schwinn said, there are two tire sizes for the S7 wheels that Kenda makes. The 26x2x1-3/4's are a bit fatter than the 26x1-3/4's. I found this out when I ordered tires for my second Schwinn middleweight and wasn't paying close attention to sizes. Thought they were all one width? Suddenly noticed the difference when I put them on. I actually prefer the fatter look of the 26x2x1-3/4 now. They are a bit tighter fit under the fender so you need to take care that they don't rub. Oh yeah, I order my stuff from niagaracycle.com too. Best prices, great service.

03-18-2011, 05:20 AM
any bike store can get them for u for about 10.00 dollars each

04-03-2011, 02:37 PM
we have a hardware store nearby that sells whitewalls for $9 a piece i think. thats where i am gonna get mine for a future bike i have to restore. p.s. does anyone know where to find a western flyer flightliner tank? haha

06-12-2011, 07:22 AM
BikepartsUSA has them for $14.99 ea.

I ordered a set of witewalls from bikepartsusa and it's been several weeks and I have not received my tires. I have tried calling them and e-mailing them with no response. I have this feeling they're no longer in business but still taking orders.

Has anyone ordered from them lately?

They did have a good price on them if I ever get 'em.

bits n pieces
06-22-2011, 08:49 AM
Memorylaneclassics. They have good deals on tires. They are kenda brand. I paid $22 for a set shipped to my door about 3 weeks ago. They cost me a 3rd of what the rip off bike shop was trying to charge.( $70). Thats not even installed or anything! I had to tell the bike shop owner i couldnt afford to get him high today.Sorry about his luck.

07-05-2011, 06:48 PM
Well, I finally got the tires. It took exactly 4 weeks. Don't buy from bikepartsusa unless you have some time on your hands. I should have bought from Memory Lane for the cost savings alone. I paid $15 more than them for pitiful service.
The upside is I can now mount them on my '65 Schwinn American and challenge my jock son to a 7 mile race aginst my 2 speed Typhoon. I don't plan on telling him about the 2 speed until the race is over.
Thanks for all the help and tips.

07-05-2011, 09:49 PM
i guess ya know now the bicycle tires have gone way high here in illinois all the bike shops charge 20.00 for one tire a like 26 x2,125 others are alittle cheeper

07-06-2011, 03:15 PM
So I just talked to 3 local bike shops (Vancouver, Canada) and the only one that knew what I was talking about said they ranged from $30-$50 each and had to be ordered in. Am I missing something here? Anybody have a Kenda model on them? One store carried all the Kenda stuff, but couldn't find them in their catalog.........

07-09-2011, 07:18 PM
The tires I received from bikepartsusa are Kenda. It appears they're still producing them.