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 Post subject: 26" x 11/4" tyres
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:20 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Can anyone offer any guidance, as to where to source vaguely 1950,s looking 26" x 1/1/4" tyres.
I have carried out a bit of an internet search and whilst I have located some, there does not seem to be much choice
Is this correct and will I have to go with what I have found, or are there Aladdins Caves, brimful of older sized tyres, if you happen to know where they are?
Colin


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:22 pm 
Retro Guru

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Try Madgetts Cycles in Diss, Norfolk. Mick is really helpful and knowledgeable. He can get or has spokes, tyres, inner tubes ect. 26 x 1 1/8 look better if you can get them.

Simon


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 Post subject: Re: 26" x 11/4" tyres
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:47 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Adelaide, Australia
they are limited
this is what I bought (in the absence of finding anything else)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400401623457? ... 26_rdc%3D1

I am interested to see what else is suggested


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 Post subject: Re: 26" x 11/4" tyres
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:04 pm
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Location: Bonn, Germany
I recently purchased these from SJS for a 40s Phillips clubman.
Probably not the best looking tyre, but they were easy to mount, and shipment was quick.
I was hoping to find amber wall tyres, but they seem almost impossible to find.
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/schwalbe-hs1 ... -prod6884/

FYI they sell the "Raleigh" sport rigid tyres as well: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/raleigh-spor ... prod31600/

It can help to search for 597 or 32-597 - this might give you more options to choose from.


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 Post subject: Re: 26" x 11/4" tyres
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:35 pm 
Old School Hero
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Location: Herts/Essex border
Schwalbe make a quality tyre and they have a version in 26 x 1 1/4". Try Spa Cycles, SJS Cycles, E-bay etc. Be sure to get the right size as there are lots of tyres described as 26" including the standard mtb tyre. 597 is the key Ertro number you want on the tyre. Also check your inner tube valve type. Could be Presta or Woods.


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 Post subject: Re: 26" x 11/4" tyres
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:10 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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I am also looking to source 26 x 1 1/4 tyres. To look right I want amber walled and as light as posssible. The Raleigh ones look a bit agricultural on a racer. I have looked on the Interner but can find nothing suitable. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: 26" x 11/4" tyres
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:27 am 
Old School Hero
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There is not a lot of choice out there in this obsolete size so you really have to accept what you can find. This I would say is the best offer at the moment.

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php ... 6s122p1621

I have used these Schwalbes and they are fine and here at a bargain price.The ones I have do have an amber wall but not clear whether those in Spa's listing do. Best check with them. Even if all black I would still get them while you can.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:33 am 
Retro Guru

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As before contact Mick at Maddgets Cycles in Diss, Norfolk. He's on FB also. He can get sizes still. Really helpful and keeps alot of old size parts like spokes and inner tubes.

Simon


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