Can these tires fit?

Prof Fate

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Hi. I just bought a motor less mid 60’s Huffy that has dry rotted tires that I need to replace. The tires on there are 26 x 1.75’s. I really like the look of a set of white 26 x 2.125’s that I found. The narrowest gap on the front fork is 2 ½ and the back is 2 ¾. Will they fit on those wheels? And if they did, am I just inviting my nice new tires to be eaten by the drive chain down the road? Thanks

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cachehiker

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I'd say stick to 1.95's if you want to run fenders or need clearance for mud and/or snow. Otherwise, go for it. Most stores will take them back if you were careful mounting them and didn't ride them but were disappointed with the clearance they provided.
 

nogoodnic

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As long as the tires will fit in the frame you should be good to go, I run 2.125s on all of my bikes. I would stay away from white walls though because the rear won't be white for long. I see I'm not the only Rat Rod Biker here, that is a great bike and yes they would dig it over there...Kelly
 

nogoodnic

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Prof, when you install your drive sprocket make sure that it is dished out, this will aid in clearing the tire. As I said I use fat tires on all of my builds and only have one with a minor rub that I've been riding that way for over a thousand miles. Your middle weight frame should be your only obstacle for the tires...Kelly