Tire question


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Ernbar

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 12, 2019
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Central Florida
#22
My front tube stem cracked and I have a flat. No one locally has a 28” tube to replace the one I have so I’m back to square one. Can someone with a 27” S-6 rim post the numbers on their tire sidewalls? I want to make sure I buy the correct tires though I think these Duro tires are garbage. I contacted the seller on eBay and he agreed to refund me 1/2 and told me those tires do not fit the older rims. So I will just order the tires but want to make sure I get the correct ones.

My Le Tour has Kendas 32-630 27x1 1/4 and the rim is stamped Araya. The Speedster has Kenda 37-597 26x 1 3/8 x 1 1/4 and roll smooth as silk. Unfortunately I discarded the old tires and wish I had held on to them to compare.
 
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
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#25
Question first. Why would you have a 28" tube for 27" rim?

All my lightweights that I have access to right now have 27 x 1-1/4 on them. One set of Japan made tires also has K-2 after the size. Never buy Kenda gum walls, they're garbage and it looks like I'm in the market for a new set of tires. Those are marked 27 x 1-1/4 and 32-630
 

Ernbar

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 12, 2019
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Central Florida
#26
Question first. Why would you have a 28" tube for 27" rim?

That’s what the Suburban had when I replaced the old flaky and crusty gum walls it had. I assume those were the original tires and tubes. The older tubes helped seat the new tires better. They are also marked 32-630 and should fit but I have a hunch it’s the tire itself being off.
 
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Ernbar

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 12, 2019
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#28
Ordered some nice Continentals and problem solved. Those cheap Duro tires suck. These Continentals went on really easy and seated really good.
 
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GTs58

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#29
I've never tried Duro tires on a lightweight so thanks for heads up on junk.
 
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ccdc.1

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Dec 11, 2010
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#30
A bit esoteric, but Schwinn also offered rims they labeled as S-4, S-8, S-10 and S-12 and S-14. The S-4 were only used on Town and Country tandems and correspond to the 650B size with a 584mm bead seat diameter; the S-8 were used on early Superior, Paramount and Continental Tourists and correspond to the 26 x 1 1/4" or 597mm BSD; S-10 rims are the typical 27 x 1 1/4 or 630mm BSD size, and were the wired/clincher rims for early Paramounts. The S-8 and S-10 only came in alloy. The S-12 was for 700C / 622mm racing tubulars in alloy and the S-14 was in wood, again both used only on early Paramount racers. The attached image is from a 1948 catalog.

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Ernbar

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 12, 2019
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Central Florida
#31
These tires have extra puncture protection and got them on eBay for $24 each with free shipping. The Suburban rolls smooth as silk.
EDIT: I just looked at the invoice and was actually less being $22.40 each.:)
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olderthandirt

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 15, 2012
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pilot mt n.c.
#32
i have an old schwinn balloon tire bike its a late 30s or early 40s autocycle not really worth much i gave it to the little boy next door <momma backed over his 24 inch bike > i have had this bike for many years and the tires are rotten i have one panaracer all white 2.10 front tire 26x2.10 aka 50-559 size will this fit ?i am just trying to get this machine up and riding for him.i swear i had a matching rear tire anyone have a tire to help him out ?i need to know if these mountain bike tires will work ? also known as a xc magic cool tire in the day since i giving this bike and my help to him free gratis any help greatly appreciated i am going thru my stuff tomorrow,tubes also looking for some handle bar streamers red white or any colors for an 11 year old boy ,thanks guys p.s. his mom is a single mother with two boys having a hard time with bills . and no no romantic interest just hate to see him walking
 

piercer_99

I live for the CABE
Dec 27, 2015
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#33
just wanted to throw this out.

I have used Duro tires, many different styles and sizes on many bikes and have never had an issue with any tire I have bought from them. Presently my two 28" wheel bicycles roll on Duro Cordoba 700x38c (28x1.5") and they are stellar.


With that in mind, I have also used Kenda tires, to a similar level of success, and have not been dissapointed in them, the only issue I have with them, is getting the to seat properly. On a Kenda, I always spray the sidewalls with silicone spray, prior to inflation, so the beads seat in the correct position, a few bounces around the rim while airing, helps also.

The biggest difference I have noticed is the Duro's typically roll faster on pavement, I have no science to prove this, but the bicycle just feels like it rides with less road resistance and it is quicker running a Duro. Your results may vary.

Everyone has a favourite brand of tire typically, in a 700x38c, mine is the Cordoba, great grip, great traction, and great road speed.

Now on to @olderthandirt on your question about the 26" 559 tires, it is going to depend on the Schwinn rim you are using, I know the Typhoon Tread is a regular 26 x 2.125 559 tire and works on many bicycles. Good luck on finding the tires that work, what you are doing is a great mission for a good cause.
 

Ernbar

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 12, 2019
131
154
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Central Florida
#34
Piercer

I’m glad you had success with them. Unfortunately I couldn’t get them to mount properly on my rims and man I tried like10 times remounting them on my Suburban .
I also mounted them on my Le Tour rims and had the same problem. On the other hand, the Continentals went on super easy on the first try. The Kendas I have on my Le Tour also mounted up with no hassles.
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
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Central Arizona
#35
The factory mounted a Duro tire on my Wheel barrel and I never had so many problems with a tire before. ...:p .... ;) My hand truck has CS tires and those still look new and hold air. Bought the hand truck in July 2005.
 

olderthandirt

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 15, 2012
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pilot mt n.c.
#36
i had an old iver johnson hanging up in the garage with a set of wide white wall tires they looked good as new i took them off and installed them onto the schwinn with new tubes and rim strips and e is riding and very happy ! hes been on this bike every minute for the last four days i cautioned him not to slide the rear tire since there are none available to match .i probably gave him a 100.00 set of tires but his enjoyment has truly been priceless ! hes a bit small for the bike but hes doing a real good job having fun with it !. damm i wish i was9 again
 
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