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Old 04-30-07, 10:42 PM   #1
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Suggestion on 16X1.75 tires

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.

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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.

Thanks.

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.

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re:tire

Thanks for the suggestion. Anyone tried the Innova Power Groove? It is in my price range and is less of a BMX tire which appears that most tires in that size are.

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re:tire

OK, I went with some Kendas, kinda knobby. Here is a shot with all of my updates to the bike. Have not made the commute yet on these tires. They feel pretty good at 50 psi.



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Great job of making that thing shine! You make an old model look pretty desirable.

How's it ride? Any flex anywhere (main tube, handlebar post, etc.)?
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I'm sure Dr Hon would be proud that you're still riding his first generation bike.
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Great job of making that thing shine! You make an old model look pretty desirable.

How's it ride? Any flex anywhere (main tube, handlebar post, etc.)?
Thanks spambait11. It does flex a bit at the main tube, but not bad. No other noticable flexing that I am aware of. I hope I adjusted the cable tension right on the 3 speed after changing the rear tire. I think I did, but it does make an extra noise now I didn't notice before. I really am enjoying this bike. I plan to find some thick rubber to put on the rear rack for a mud guard. Thanks for the comments!

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