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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Thanks for that, i hope a similar tyre will suit my purposes. I have about 35mm clearance.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:13 pm 
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26 inch 559 is standard - I think they're even used on wheelchairs too. How about Schwalbe Durano in 28 mm (1.1 inch) 559?

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/schwalbe-dur ... prod30876/


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:37 pm 
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Thanks for that - but more interesting news is that i got a pair of Specialized Fatboys today and they fit!!!

I have to inflate them on the bike to get them on but they are fine. My only further query is what are the best tubes for tyres this size - IMHO the ones i have are slightly too big - could i use 650c tubes or would this be another world of hurt?

Thanks all for your help and perseverance,

Richard


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:11 pm 
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You can get narrower 26" tubes, something like 1.3-1.75; however most seem to work OK.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Good stuff,

Thanks,

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