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Bike tire sizes are generally determined by the diameter of the ENTIRE wheel, INCLUDING THE TIRE. You need 24" and the width number in decimal, NOT fractional.
(Example 24x1.75, or 24x2.125 YES.
24x1 3/4 or 24x 13/8 NO.)
 
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Those were the wheels on it? If so, it's a 24" bike. The rim may measure about 20" in diameter, then add the tire height top and bottom, and you get 24". 24 x 1.75 rims is what you should look for. Most 24" beach cruisers today have that same size, so a donor bike will have tires, wheels, and other stuff that can go on your American classic bike. Look on CL for a 24" cruiser, probably pretty cheap in price.

The dropouts ID it as Columbia made, and the serial number should be on the left rear dropout. The letter it begins with will be a code for the year.

You should get it riding well, and then keep it, as a 24" girl's bike won't bring in much profit, even in excellent condition.
I appreciate the info! I’m thinking about adding some small bars on the top just like the lower ones just so it won’t be a “girls bike “, it’ll be different.
 
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I’m thinking about adding some small bars on the top just like the lower ones just so it won’t be a “girls bike “
Inspiration thread:
 
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Those were the wheels on it? If so, it's a 24" bike. The rim may measure about 20" in diameter, then add the tire height top and bottom, and you get 24". 24 x 1.75 rims is what you should look for. Most 24" beach cruisers today have that same size, so a donor bike will have tires, wheels, and other stuff that can go on your American classic bike. Look on CL for a 24" cruiser, probably pretty cheap in price.

The dropouts ID it as Columbia made, and the serial number should be on the left rear dropout. The letter it begins with will be a code for the year.

You should get it riding well, and then keep it, as a 24" girl's bike won't bring in much profit, even in excellent condition.
Thanks for your help!
 

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