24x3 tires on a 26in cruiser

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  1. 93EXCivic

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    Will a 24x3 fit on most vintage 26in cruisers? Also are there fenders that would cover this wide a tire? I have an idea of what I want to build next.
     
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    I dunno about 24, but someone just put this up on another thread here today about 26" balloon tires: 111447_56bb6fc9dfce6182a76e9e8b65ca84d9.jpg
    26x3 on a Dyno looks friggin sick!
     
  3. 93EXCivic

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    Yeah it does. A 26x3 would be nice too.
     
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    Newer bikes on average tend to have better clearance than old ones. It's likely to be too tight on some 1960ish bikes.
     
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    I used a 24 x 3 to get enough clearance on a 53 CWC and also an 80's Emory. A 26 wouldn't have cleared the stays, and the 24 needed to be way back in the dropouts to get clearance. The 24 x 3 tire was almost the same height as the normal 26 x 2.125 tire. The CWC is with 24 x 1.75 rims and the Emory is with 24 x 57mm wheels (3G).

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  6. Bigcam59

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    one of my first builds was a 26" cruiser with 24" wheels and 24x3"tires, back 10 years ago!
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  7. Dr. Tankenstein

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    No problem fitting them on my Huffman
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    I was able to fit 26x3s on my 50 Schwinn... had to finesse the fenders a little bit on an English wheel and notch the front where it goes through the fork. It’s tight but it works, 100s of miles without issue. [​IMG]


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  9. ParkRNDL

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    I started a project like this years ago. Murray Monterey frame, Kenda 24 x 3 tires. Didn't get any farther than what you see in the picture, and as I recall it was a little tight, but yes, the tires and wheels fit.
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