1 3/8 tires on an 83 Schwinn

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by alaskabuskid, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. alaskabuskid

    alaskabuskid Guest

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    Hi, i've got a 83 schwinn super le tour does anyone know if 1 3/8 will fit i want to put on some tioga bloodhounds for the winter snow. thanks
     
  2. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I'm not familiar with your specific bike, but the three things that will determine whether or not the tires will fit are the rims, brakes, and frame/fork clearance.

    Check your rims and make sure that they are rated for that size tire. Check the tire clearance between the stays and the fork blades. Regular road brake calipers only accommodate tires that are around the same thickness of the rims. If your bike has cantilever type brakes (like a cyclocross bike) you should be fine.