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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by dodge dude94, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Nashville Kat

    Nashville Kat Active Member

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    The shorter reach brake becomes necessary if you go to a bigger wheel- 27 or 700 c-

    if as you say, you're hard on your rims, then I probably don't recommend-
    but here in florida urban, on flat smooth streets, they really work-

    but comfortable with the skinnys after racing 14 years on sew-ups way back when- and I try to stay dry too.
     
  2. Huffydavidson

    Huffydavidson STREETRACER/MANUFACTURER

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    Bells, whistles and balloons give it that circus look lol
     
  3. graydog8josh

    graydog8josh New Member

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    clean your rims with degreaser it will help your stopping power if it is lacking. get a 36t sprocket on ebay and you'll be going faster. use a 24" wheel and your handling will feel better you'll be lower to the ground
     
  4. dodge dude94

    dodge dude94 New Member

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    DUH. Realized that now. lol
    I'm not uber-hard on my wheels, but I did take a curb by accident one time and I know that a single wall aluminum wheel would have perished. lol
    lol I'll have to pass on that suggestion. ;)
    Hadn't thought about cleaning them. I'll use alcohol. Seems to work better than degreaser in my experience. Thought about a 24in wheel. Got a bike with one, but brakes are an issue at that point.
     
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  6. dodge dude94

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    ^Interesting looking tank.
     
  7. neum5464

    neum5464 New Member

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    Just be careful where you get your tires from, I ordered a set of 1.95 for my first bike, a huffy cranbrook and the chain ate through the side wall in one 5 mile ride. put on another supplier's 1.95 and it ran perfectly.
     
  8. dodge dude94

    dodge dude94 New Member

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    Your first set must not have actually been 1.95s then. I actually measured mine in both cases. lol
     
  9. neum5464

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    The tread width was 1.95 on both sets, but some of the cheaper manufacturers don't count total tire width as worth mentioning. Just something to keep in mind when trying to order cheap tires online
     
  10. dodge dude94

    dodge dude94 New Member

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    Weird. My chinese mtn bike tires from my mtn bike fit my cruiser just fine, no rub or anything. My 1.75 hybrids fit even better.
     

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