Odd Sized Rims?
O.K. you bicycle experts, help me out here. I bought an OLD 26" Sears Free Spirit 3 speed rear hub bicycle on Craigslist for $25. It is in very good condition. The chrome rims are perfect, since I think it has been hanging in a garage for the last 25 years. I was re-packing the bearings and going to true them up on my truing stand when I noticed the rims are 1 1/2" larger in diamater than a normal 26" rim. How is a person going to find tires for it, as I would like to be able to use the 3 speed hub on my next build. What about 27" tires, does anyone know what the rim diameter is?