I got my 20 year-old bike out of the basement to go riding with my young daughter and noticed that my bike tires are dried out and cracked, but the inner tubes which are just as old, hold air. The inner tubes were deflated for thirteen years.

Can I ride my bike like this? Could anything bad happen? Or should I just buy new tires? Should I buy new inner tubes at the same time? Do I put these on myself or pay some one? Any idea as to costs? I think the tires are 26 inch road skinny road tires. Also do I buy any 26 inch non-mountain bike tires or are there other dimensions I should know about like on a car tire?

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