Doctorbass wrote:I am looking for a STRONG rim and tire that could be a great equivalent to the one i have now ( same as for the old stealth bomber
24" doubletrack with 39mm wide and strong thick shape combined with the dual ply 24 x 2.5 Maxxis Hookworm ?
Wich could be the best equivalent in the mopped tire and rims ?
I wanna keep the actual 25" outher diameter !
I plan to use 11 or 12 gauge spokes.
Thanks for any help!
Well, here's my 2c. I recently down-sized my wheel size from 26 x 2.35 Big Apples front/rear to 24 x 2.35 Big Apple in the front and a 19" x 2.50 x 50 Deerstone Moped tire on a 1.40 steel moped wheel in the rear. Custom wheel by JRH. Beautiful job.
I choose this size moped wheel/tire cause I had originally decided to go with a bike 24" in the front and wanted to match as closely as possible that size. Measured the frame and couldn't fit more than a 2.50 in width. JRH was very helpful.
Finished diameter is 24". The weight rating on the moped tire is 320 lbs, the rated speed is 120 km an hour. Here are two side by side photos:
and looking at them together from the front they're very close.
19" tires in these thinner sizes-less than 2.75 x 60-are harder to hunt down, but I have also seen 2.25s out there as has been noted earlier.
I don't have a scale right now but look forward to posting the weight as well as ride impressions when I am able. The difference in the carcasses between the BA and the Deerstone is night and day as has been reported here already. You can feel it with your thumbnail. Heavy? Hell ya! But hopefully now when I hit a Vermont pothole with my HS3540 at 35 mph with the weeks grocerys on the back, it'll survive with a smile
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