Would these tires work?

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  1. TehInteractive

    TehInteractive New Member

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    I was wondering if I could upgrade the cheap tires on this:

    Schwinn Landmark

    To these:

    Kenda tires

    I wanted to do mostly city cruising with some mild bike path riding. I was just wondering if I could simply slip the tires off the Landmark, and put these tires on the existing rims. Or would I have to buy new rims?
     
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  2. Dave31

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    I believe you should have no problems using those kenda's, what is the width of the stock tires?
     
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    We'll it's good too see your upgrading the squishy cheap tires that come with these bikes, but those kendas don't really look like their high quality. I took my wheels to the local bike shop and rapped them in some continental tires. I believe 26x2. Real nice tires and have s*** load of grip.
     
  5. Junster

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    If cost isn't a huge factor look at these Servas tires. I have been running them since last year. I have about 300 miles on them and they are barely showing any wear. They grip the road, the inverse tread design has no vibration, they have 5 layers of flat protection. My local bike shop was able to get the 2.0 (2") wide pair for me at $40 each. They are way worth it. The servas ctrb drifter S.

    Serfas 2010

    (When it's wet going around a corner they make this poka, poka, poka sound from the inverse tread if the pavement is smooth enough. Kinda lets you know the tread is really working)
     
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  6. TehInteractive

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    Lol, thanks for your input guys. Though I actually went with Kendra Kross Plus, which are the most popular and highest rated tires on biketiresdirect, amazon, and multiple other sites. They're 26x1.95 with a maximum PSI of 65. They're smooth in the center for riding on the road, but knobby on either side for off-road handling, which makes them perfect for bike trails, and they were under $20 each. Plus I bought two Michelin C4 AirSTOP tubes to get these things rolling. I can't be stuck using those generic $3 chinese Schwinn tubes.

    I actually just got back from vacation, and I just put my Landmark together. My Skyhawk already shipped out and I can't wait to mount it to this bike. :D

    I was only planning on spending like $200 doing this and getting a basic chinese engine and slapping it on a Del Mar from Walmart, but after reading through these forums and looking at the threads about coaster brake horror stories, engines failing, and fenders breaking off, I completely changed the way I'm building this bike. So far I've spent over $400.

    I'll be putting some pictures up once I get everything shipped to me.
     
  7. noco

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    as long as it fits your rim and tube go ahead......pearsonally i go for a more road use tye tread
     

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