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Old 05-23-2014, 04:36 PM
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Default Re: Rear tire size Skyhawk Frame

Originally Posted by fischer550 View Post
Front rim is 26x1.5, back rim is 26x1.75. If i buy a pair of 26x2.125 tires, will there be clearance issues? I can't find 26x1.95 in the brick pattern that I like
The wide rim with the 26x2.125 tire and with a rag joint( stock sprcoket coupler ) may leave very little room between tire and chain, may even rub a little, I have used the wide 26x2.125 tires on the narrower aluminum multi speed wheels with great results, no clearance issues.... if you have the wide steel heavy spoked cruiser wheels, they spread the 26x2.125 tires out a bit more and make them wider at the side walls. the norrower wheel tend to rein them in just enough to allow them to work without issue when using the stock sprocket mounting set up.

Here is a pic of my bike as it was set up I'm speaking of.

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