Kenda K23 Schwinn Style Bicycle Tire admin | September 20, 2018 | Home Gym | 3 Comments Kenda K23 Schwinn Style Bicycle Tire 65 psi Max 65 psi Fits S-6 Rims Kenda model K23. Fits Schwinn S-6 rims. 65 psi Price: Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Related Posts Under Armour Men’s Micro G Pursuit Running Shoe 3 Comments | Oct 23, 2018 Thread Protector 1/2″x28 for .22LR, .223 & 5.56mm 9mm (2 PACK) Made in USA No Comments | Apr 18, 2018 Hurtle Fitness Vibration Platform Workout Machine | Exercise Equipment For Home | Vibration Plate | Balance Your Weight Workout Equipment Includes, Remote Control & Balance Straps Included (HURVBTR30) 3 Comments | Oct 31, 2018 Skechers Men’s Afterburn Memory-Foam Lace-up Sneaker 6 Comments | Oct 6, 2018 About The Author admin 3 Comments Knight Hawk September 20, 2018 Reply 30 of 31 people found the following review helpful Having trouble getting these tires to seat properly? Here’s how to do it., September 6, 2015 By Knight Hawk (Chicagoland, Illinois United States) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Kenda K23 Schwinn Style Bicycle Tire (Sports) I have ridden on this model of Kenda tires for many years and have several vintage Schwinn bikes with these same size Kenda tires mounted on them. The earlier productions of this same model Kenda K23 S5 & S6 tire were excellent, but these later-made Kenda tires are disappointing. The age of my various Kenda S6 tires range from new to about 6 years old, and I fondly remember bygone Kendas that have long since been hauled to the landfill. (These days I recycle them.) These new Kenda S6 tires have been retooled (and reformulated?) and no longer offer the same performance as previous Kenda S6 tires. These new ones are hard to seat, and wobble noticeably when spinning. The gum-wall version is especially ugly when spinning, as the tan bands are not concentric to the wheel. Comparing the ride of the older S6 Kenda to these recent tires, at factory recommended inflation levels, I do not experience the same ride as the earlier S6. Rolling resistance and road noise are higher, the profile is narrower, and the tread pattern altered to reduce the amount of rubber. Cracks in the pavement produce longer sustained vibrations that set my teeth on edge. Overall stability and handling are affected, and safety diminished. In short, these Kenda K23 S6 tires are nothing like they used to be. Regrettably, these are the only current tire that fits the S5 and S6 rims on Chicago-built Schwinns. After reading this far, if you nevertheless intend to install these “new and improved” tires, read on. To start, lets make sure we have the right tire for the right rim. These tires are NOT designed to fit 26″ x 1 3/8″ rims. That’s right! These tires will only fit pre-1981 Schwinn 5-speeds, 3-speeds, and light-weight coaster-brake models which includes Chicago-built Schwinn Speedster, Racer, Collegiate, and Breeze (and a few others, such as post-war Schwinn New World). Schwinn 26″ S5 & S6 tires are embossed with the following size designation: “(37-597) 26 x1 3/8 x 1 1/4 Schwinn S-6”. That’s a mouthful, for sure, but your old tires must specify the same size or these tires won’t work. If your bike isn’t a Chicago-built Schwinn, don’t even think about trying to mount these. Make sure your inner-tube is the correct size and type. The stamped lettering on your tube must match the tire size. Modern tubes that are stamped “26 x 1 3/8” only work properly with the smaller European sized tire, ISO 590 (not the same as “26 x 1-3/8 x 1 -1/4”) These “Euro” tubes are too skinny (they measure a bit under 1-3/8″ across), and are thin-skinned. They stretch too much when used in the S6 and don’t hold air well. Kenda offers a tube that is marked “26 x 1-1/4 to 1-3/4”. That tube works well in S6. There are also some 26 x 1 3/8 that are made especially for “vintage” Schwinn s5 and s6 (and some others), but they’re not easy to find. They cost a bit more, but are worth it. The original equipment Schwinn tires and earlier Kenda S6 tires were very easy to mount, and the bead readily seated on the rim. But more recently made Kenda 26″ S5 & S6 tires (black-wall, gum-wall, and white-wall) are difficult to seat properly. Tire makers claim tighter fitting tires improve control of the bike if a flat occurs, by keeping the deflated tire on the rim longer (and thereby reducing injury suits against the maker.) These are not long-lasting tires. I keep my Kenda S6 tires at full recommended pressure (60-65 PSI) and store my bike in an unheated detached garage. On most days, when weather permits, I ride my bike 10-15 miles. Here in the damp Midwest, older Kenda S6 tires lasted about 3-4 years. By then, the tread was gone, sidewalls were cracking, and the cords stretched and separating (bulges appeared). These Kenda tires have an embossed “seat line” which runs concentric to the bead and rim. It is so faint that I need to wear my glasses to see it. The seat line is there to assist mounting the tire. After inflating, If any portion of the seat line is concealed by the rim, on either wall of the tire, the tire is not properly seated and will likely produce a “hop”, when ridden. Because these tires fit tighter than previously, the seat line may be nearly concealed by the rim all around, so you may have to look closely just under the lip of the rim to see it. However, if the seat line is concealed completely all around, you can assume the tire is properly seated, for otherwise some portion of the seat line would still be visible. Here is a sure-fire procedure for getting these nasties to seat. You will need a tire pump with integrated pressure gauge and fitted with Schrader type nozzle Also needed is an aerosol can of PURE silicone, available on Amazon and your local hardware store. (Do not use blended silicone sprays or silicone with… Read more SaveThais September 20, 2018 Reply 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful Trouble getting then to seat properly., June 4, 2017 By SaveThais – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Kenda K23 Schwinn Style Bicycle Tire (Sports) At first I couldn’t get the tires to seat properly on my old Schwinn Collegiate 5-speed. After reading more reviews of Kendallville tires for Schwinn S-6 rims I came across the trick I needed. Before inflating the tube I sprayed silicone between the rim and tire bead. Then during inflating the pressure of the tube along with the silicone acting as a lubricant caused the tires to slip into place. No more out of round mounting! Bill Mc September 20, 2018 Reply 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful Best tire value for vintage Schwinn bikes., January 20, 2015 By Bill Mc (Phoenix, AZ United States) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Kenda K23 Schwinn Style Bicycle Tire (Sports) Great tires for vintage Schwinn bikes. Second 1973 Schwinn bike project where I bought Kenda tires. I think the only problem is a symptom of the rims, not the tires. Sometimes part of the tire will sit low in the rim causing an out of round appearance and a lumpy ride. You’ll have to fuss with the tire a little when mounted but under low pressure to seat the tire uniformly. Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Website: Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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