Schwinns

I have a Schwinn 20" and a 24". I replace the tire on the 20" but the 24" has
an odd size. It says that it is a 24"-1.75" tire but this is a drastically
different size than the ones you buy at the store now. They must be measuruing
to the inside diameter or something. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone can
offer any suggestions. Also I was wondering if the new Schwinns are built the
same as the old ones, and if so, if Schwinn has resumed making the special 14"
saddle post.

David LaHeist

Re: Schwinns

In article <v02130500ad3bc7c6543f@[129.74.34.157]>, David LaHeist
<David.J.LaHeist.1@nd.edu> wrote:
>I have a Schwinn 20" and a 24". I replace the tire on the 20" but the 24" has
>an odd size. It says that it is a 24"-1.75" tire but this is a drastically
>different size than the ones you buy at the store now. They must be measuruing
>to the inside diameter or something. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone can
>offer any suggestions.

I can tell from the tire size problem that you’ve got an old-style Schwinn 24".
I suspect maybe your tire really says 1-3/4" rather than
1.75"? This really makes a difference with Schwinns! The old style unicycles
(28(?) spoke rather than the 30-some spokes on “new” Schwinns) were made back
when Schwinn made their tires a different size than the standards-- a normal
24x1.75" tire is NOT the same thing as a Schwinn 24x1-3/4" tire. Schwinn still
makes the fractional-size tires (since there still are quite a few bikes that
still use those tires), but your Schwinn dealer may need to order one; some
shops will have them, and some won’t. Good luck with your search for a tire!

>Also I was wondering if the new Schwinns are built the same as the old ones,
>and if so, if Schwinn has resumed making the special 14" saddle post.

I don’t know if Schwinn is making the 14" posts again, but even if they’re not,
you can get one from Tom Miller at the Unicycle Factory. I don’t have the
address/phone number handy, but you can find it on the unicycling web page, or
someone else will probably post that information to the newsgroup. WRT the
Schwinn tire-- Tom may be able to help you with this as well; I don’t remember
if he stocks the Schwinn tires or not.

Happy riding!

Jennie Hango jhango@mit.edu

Re: Schwinns

In article <v02130500ad3bc7c6543f@[129.74.34.157]>, David LaHeist
<David.J.LaHeist.1@nd.edu> wrote:
>I have a Schwinn 20" and a 24". I replace the tire on the 20" but the 24" has
>an odd size. It says that it is a 24"-1.75" tire but this is a drastically
>different size than the ones you buy at the store now. They must be measuruing
>to the inside diameter or something. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone can
>offer any suggestions. Also I was wondering if the new Schwinns are built the
>same as the old ones, and if so, if Schwinn has resumed making the special 14"
>saddle post.

I recently got a Schwinn, and found that the seat post was just a little bit too
small for me. So I took it to the local bike shop that will work on Unicycles
and they called around. They discovered that Schwinn is suppose to start
manufacturing the longer seat post again in about mid-February. Which is about a
week away.

Hope this helps,

Daryl

Daryl Dean Lonnon dlonnon@rmtc.Central.Sun.COM The Laws of Physics Do Not
Apply To Me.