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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Evening all,

Could anyone suggest tyres for wheels which are 26 x 1.75 (559) - i would like all black and ones which appear to be slim.

Thanks all, have a great weekend,

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:13 pm 
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As in old 26" for stirrup brake rims? They are normally 1-3/8" and I don't think I've ever seen them in 1-3/4".

1.75" for modern 26" mountain bike rims should be easy enough to find.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:19 am 
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I'm fairly sure 559 is the standard mountain bike size, so you should be able to get narrower tyres easily enough. You can get them with a road tread too, something like this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=69985 (that's an example, not a recommendation btw)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:28 am 
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559 is and so anything from 1" + can be had.

26 x 1 3/4 on the other hand is 571, same a 650c iirc


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:18 pm 
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I got a set of tyres in 26 x 1.75 which were like slick MTB tyres but (my head hurts) they were too deep to fit the frame - they were 40's and i need 30's i think - any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:44 pm 
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Continental Sport Contact - fast and still reasonably strong. i run them on my tourer.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:50 pm 
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Thanks - could you give me the numbers from the side of the tyre if you have a minute - i would like toi know how 'deep' they are.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:04 pm 
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The are officially 1.3 but look more like 1.2.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:06 pm 
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Could you give me a rough estimate of how far they sit out from the edge of the rim in mm's?

Sorry to be such a pain,

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:06 pm 
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The Contis are 27mm, but a little worn, so I suspect 28 when new. By contrast the front has a Huchinson Top Slick 1.2 which is 31mm worn!


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