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Originally Posted by locostbamboo
I am coming up short on a local source for 16X1.75 tires for my DaHon 3 speed. Any suggestions for an online source? I am on a budget. I found a rear rack today for 5 bucks, and have added a front light and rear blinking light, so I the bike is starting to take commuter shape. Tires as still a concern.
Rob in Oregon
I have bought things from this dealer
with no trouble in the past, although I haven't bought any of the tires on the linked page. For the short-distance commuting you've been describing, I think most of them would probably be okay. Out of that bunch, I'd probably choose the Primo V monsters, since I've used the 20 inch version on another bike. Nothing extraordinary, but okay. I don't know, though. Maybe the 40 psi Kendas, like the Kontacts, would be a better choice for those old rims.
My Curve D3 has the Schwalbe 16 x 2.0 Big Apples. I can recommend the tires, but I don't know if your older Dahon would have the clearance for them, and they're pretty expensive. You can buy them directly from the maker
, from ThorUSA
, or probably from a lot of other places.
Last edited by DaFriMon; 05-01-07 at 03:38 AM.