Wheel Sizes

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  1. swcycling

    swcycling New Member

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    I got a new bike at a garage sale that ive been fixing up and I want to get some new tubes and tires but i dont know what size to get, how can i measure this?
     
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  2. ed073

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    It should be on the tyre sidewall....failing this, take a wheel to your LBS.
     
  3. swcycling

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    Thanks, I know it should be but they are very worn, and I just wondered if there was a way to measure it.
     
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    Is it a defninte racing bike? How new?

    Should be 700c
     
  5. boudreaux

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    How about 650? maybe 27". Quit guessing.
     
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    Look on the rims.If they aren't marked,take a rim to LBS.
     
  7. ed073

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    Take a pill mate....how many 650c road bikes have you seen??
     
  8. swcycling

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    Its a Schwinn Worldsport, i guess my question is: Is it possible for me to measure the wheel myself?
     
  9. ed073

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    that's 27". You can measure the diameter with a normal tape measure.
     
  10. swcycling

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    So if the tires on my other bike are 700 x 20 - 28c, what are these? What do the numbers mean? If i know the diameter, which number is it?
     
  11. ed073

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    those tyres won't fit this bike. 700c is the wheel diameter, 20-28 is the tyre profile.
    700c and 27 inch wheels are diffenret sizes.

    read this.

    http://www.cyclingforums.com/archive/index.php/t-135018
     
  12. swcycling

    swcycling New Member

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    Cool THanks
     
  13. boudreaux

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    I've never seen the Golden Gate Bridge,but have no doubt it exists.That's why I don't guess.... mate.
     
  14. ed073

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    Good point. This is life or death stuff.
     
  15. SunBurnt

    SunBurnt New Member

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    You know... sometimes you guys is just so good with words!

    :D :D :D
     
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