Fat Knobby Tires?

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  1. hambro

    hambro New Member

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    Okay so I'm still working on the "Rubicon" worksman and I'm lookin for some really high profile, fat knobby tires to kinda match the tires on my Jeep Rubicon. I know they are not practical for motorized bicycle riding but hey, it's more of a theme bike and I won't be going more than 20 or 30 mph on it anyways and only for short trips. Anyone know of a place on the web where I can buy such a tire? I'd like them to be 26" x 2.125" witih some good mud type tread on them if they even exist. Thanks guys in advance :)
     

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    hambro New Member

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    Awwww Venice you're gonna make me work for it huh, lol. I had my fingers crossed that you'd post a quick link for me. Just kiddin, I did google it but I get so frustrated strainin to look at the computer screen and weed out all of the junk that comes up on a search. Guess I'll look on amazon under 26"x2.125" knobby tires? I'll give it a try. Thanks.
     
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    It's pretty easy... just follow the links & you'll find more that you ever need! ;)
     
  5. drhofferber

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    CHECK NASHBAR...great tire sale until the 26th...
     
  6. hambro

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    just checked out nashbar, I appreciate the tip but they just don't have the "thick" knobby type tires that I'm looking for. The hunt continues......
     
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    try to look up TIOGA 26 x 2.5 mountain bike tires....they're really beefed up....That is if the company that makes them is still around. Good luck!pec.
     
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    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    hambro, kenda makes some sick 3 inch knobs i will find out where my boygot his he has literally dirtbike tires in bicycle size on his bike i'll get back to you asap
     
  11. hambro

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    Sounds awesome taco, and thanks guys for all the suggestions, they all look great and are right on the money as far as what I'm lookin for and it'll be hard to make up my mind. Can't wait to see the ones you are talkin about Taco. Just orderd some RUBICON decals for the side of the tank, having them custom made to be in proportion with the tanks size. I can't wait to start puttin all this together. My friend came over today and buffed out the tank again and it has a "like glass" finish to it now and it's professional automotive base and clear so it'll stand up to fuel spills. Now I have to find a hitch mount bike carrier that'll come out of the hitch far enough to clear my spare tire on the jeep.
     
  12. hambro

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    Chrome I looked up those tioga tires and found these Tioga Yellow Kirin Folding Tire at Cambriabike and they look pretty darn good. They are very close to what I'm lookin for but on the jeep the tread pattern comes down on the sidewalls of the tires and I'm lookin for that in the bike tire too in order to closely match.
     
  13. flybytaco

    flybytaco Metal Molding Madman

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    isnt it fun buildin from scratch?
     
  14. hambro

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    Way more fun building from scratch than just throwing an engine on an already built, store bought bike. In some cases way more expensive too, lol, but definitely worth it if you enjoy it and consider it a hobby and not a business. I'm passed the "i'm gonna get rich building bikes" phase and I've come to the conclusion that if you love building them then you have to learn to have patience especially if you are not rich and can't buy all your parts at one time. When I first started building them I'd open up the box that the engine came in and rush to get it mounted and get the bike finished. Now, I can spend days just on one part of a build and I want to learn more and more. Unfortunately down here there are no other guys or gals into building them and I'm all by myself on the learning curve. Luckily I have you guys and this forum which is a virtual fountain of knowledge and information on everything there is to know on building them and the caution and safety you need to have when it comes to riding them. What would we do without each other, lol.
     

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