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I have 26" Avalon purple women's bike I would like to replace tires w wider more heavy duty tire. Is this possible ??

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If the current tire is not 26 x 1 3/8 you can probably put on a wider tire, but don't go overboard, and be sure it will clear the frame on the sides. For example, if you have 26 x 1.75 then 26 x 2.0 would be fine, 26 x 2.25 may be too much.

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Strictly speaking:

Typically, 24x1.375 (1-3/8") wheels are either 540mm ("E5") or 547mm ("S5") in diameter. (Yes, annoying as it is, 24 inches doesn't always mean 24 inches!)

If you're planning on fitting a 24x1.75 tire, make sure it is the proper diameter to fit the rim. Since the wheel was from a Huffy, it's probably an S5, or 547mm rim.

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Any 24x1.75 tire will probably fit the rim. As long as the tire's bead seats on the rim, the 3/8" difference in width should not present any problems.

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