26x1.95 tyre help

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26x1.95 tyre help

Postby Kerosene-Tin » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:35 pm

So, I seem to have a thing with buying bikes that have odd less common tyre size

My recumbent 2.3 metre long bus of a thing has 2 rear 26x1.95 tyres, only ones driven though. Not sure if theres enough space for a bigger wheel


Im trying to get some great hard wearing tyres with liner built in. The bike itself is an engineer built monster. Longest and largest bike ive ever owned

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All I can find are kenda brand cheapys
Currently fitted with lizard brand tyres front and back, the logo matches lizard skin products yet I cant find these exact ones online - leading me to believe theyve been on for some years

Shes an older machine thats been sitting idle for some years, parking brake removed along with the motor, before I hit the road given its sheer size, any help on finding some good tyres would be great

Also has a front 20x1.90 but that seems more common

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Re: 26x1.95 tyre help

Postby Duck! » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:10 pm

1.95" is just one of many widths available for bog-standard 26" wheels. Wider than 1.75" is really the domain of MTB, so road oriented tyres will be uncommon, but you should be able to get road cimmute/touring type tyres between 1.5 & 1.75" easily enough. You'll likely need new tubes to fit in the smaller tyres.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: 26x1.95 tyre help

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:17 pm

If you wanted to stay with 1.95, I've fitted these Vittoria Evolution tyres to someone's hardtail as part of a commuter-ization/refurbishment process...

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https://www.vittoria.com/ap/evolution-city-and-beyond.html

rolled well, relatively inexpensive at the time, and seem quite tough (they've been on there for over a year..no flats)
Mmm, SunTour

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Re: 26x1.95 tyre help

Postby MattyK » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:23 pm

If there's a good gap around and above the tyres, you should have no problem upsizing a few mm.

Plenty of options:
https://www.bikebug.com/tyres-tubes-urb ... 1_696.html

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Re: 26x1.95 tyre help

Postby Kerosene-Tin » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:08 am

Thanks for the replies :)
Some very good choices there, some with built in liners so ill give them a go, after running solid tyres on my wheelchair for over 25 years the prospect of using pneumatic tires is a bit daunting, hopefully some of these choices will reduce flats along with that blue goop stuff in the tubes, im not incapable of changing a tyre easily. I just hate too :)

Thanks for the help

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Re: 26x1.95 tyre help

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:32 am

Given the size of your trike I’m guessing puncture resistance is high on your list. If so I’d being looking at the 26” touring tyres from Schwalbe
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Re: 26x1.95 tyre help

Postby Kerosene-Tin » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:58 am

Size is definately a factor, as are spare chains and a hub drive if they fail, amazing bike thats got me back being active.. But nothing short of a flatbed is going to get it home if it cant

Still, it only cost me 215 plus 260 shipping. Im way ahead

Ill be buying a good set of tyres plus a spare set folded

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