Note: Traditional tire size designations are confusing, and can lead to considerable trouble. For instance, a 26 x 1.75" tire will not fit a 26 x 1 3/4" rim!
This page mainly uses the modern I.S.O. sizing system, though it also lists the traditional national based systems.
For a thorough explanation of tire sizing systems,
see my Tire Sizing Article.
For an overview of tire information to help you choose, and to get the best results from your tires:
see my General Article on Tires.
635 mm / 28 x 1 1/2" tires
This is the size used on Old British (Dutch, Chinese, Indian...) roadsters.
Sometimes confused with northern European 622 mm tires, which sometimes include a "28 inch" designation.This size is commonly found on "roadster" bicycles with "rod brakes" under such brand names as: Dunelt, Raleigh, Rudge, Humber, Phillips.
In the French sizing system, this size is called "700 B."
Note: The 28 x 1 1/2 F.13 designation is used in Canada for the 622 mm size.
Note: "Single tube" tires for the wooden rims of antique bikes are also commonly marked 28 x 1 1/2. See "Single Tube" in the Bicycle Glossary
We carry other parts for these old-style roadster bikes.
Click here for details
Brand Model Price 37-635 28 x 1 1/2" Kenda Black Wall $19.95 Traditional block tread. 28 x 1 1/2" Inner Tube $5.95 Schrader valve
Need tire levers? Click Here!Contact us for purchasing information.
Accessories Bicycles Parts Specials Tools
Articles by Sheldon Brown and others Harris
Beginners Brakes Commuting
Frames Gears &
Tandems Touring What's
Back to the Harris Cyclery Home Page
Ordering Feedback? Questions?
Web site by Sheldon Brown
Sheldon Brown's HotlistsIf you would like to make a link or bookmark to this page, the URL is:
Copyright © 2005, 2007 Harris Cyclery