Knobby for 24" Schwinn?

Hi–

I just picked up a used 24" Schwinn, and want to put a knobby on it. Are there
any tires that work particularly well for this uni (the fatter the better!)? I
seem to remember that there were problems because it takes a 24x1 3/4" tire, and
most tires are 24x1.75". Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Peter Kittle Department of English CSU, Chico Chico CA 95929-0830 ph:
530/898-5305 fax: 530/898-4450 email: pkittle@csuchico.edu www:
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RE: Knobby for 24" Schwinn?

> there any tires that work particularly well for this uni (the fatter the
> better!)? I seem to remember that there were problems because it takes a 24x1
> 3/4" tire, and most tires are 24x1.75". Any advice would

Peter,

Someone may be able to offer some specific tires, but the selection is dwindling
as that old tire size becomes more and more outdated. But even if a tire is
offered, you’ll still have to find it. I would do these two things:

  1. Call Tom Miller (765) 452-2692. He has all kinds of tires and all kinds of
    knowledge. If he doesn’t have any tires to suit your needs,
  2. Haunt your local bike shops. Best bet are the shops that have been around for
    a long time, or carry lots of old inventory. See what your choices are in 24
    x 1 3/4 tires, if any.

There used to be a mildly knobby tire called the Schwinn Tractor. I used this
back in the days when I rode to work, down a dirt road and path that turned to
mud in bad weather.

Good luck, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
http://www.unicycling.com

“Every once in a while, you just have to be an airplane.”

  • Andy Jennings

RE: Knobby for 24" Schwinn?

John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com> writes:

> 1. Call Tom Miller (765) 452-2692. He has all kinds of tires and all kinds of
> knowledge.

About four years ago I tried buying a tire for a Schwinn from Tom Miller. He
told me to go look around some more and that it wasn’t worth the hassle of
shipping me something I could probably find locally. It turned out not to be
that hard to find one.