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    Downtube 8HN with Big Apple tires

    Hi,
    I'd like to buy a Downtube 8HN bike and to install Big Apple tires to cushion the ride a bit. Does anybody have any experience with fitting such tires to 8HN? Is there enough clearance for fenders?

    Thanks for help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
    Hi,
    I'd like to buy a Downtube 8HN bike and to install Big Apple tires to cushion the ride a bit. Does anybody have any experience with fitting such tires to 8HN? Is there enough clearance for fenders?

    Thanks for help
    I haven't seen a reply to this and I'd like to do the same thing... anyone know? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
    Hi,
    I'd like to buy a Downtube 8HN bike and to install Big Apple tires to cushion the ride a bit. Does anybody have any experience with fitting such tires to 8HN? Is there enough clearance for fenders?

    Thanks for help
    I have fitted 1.95 BMX tire. The width is about the same as Big Apple 2.0. Both are 50mm tires. The clearance with the stock fender is fine but close. But 20" Freddy fender is too narrow if you are thinking about replacing the stock fender with Freddies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kabir View Post
    I have fitted 1.95 BMX tire. The width is about the same as Big Apple 2.0. Both are 50mm tires. The clearance with the stock fender is fine but close. But 20" Freddy fender is too narrow if you are thinking about replacing the stock fender with Freddies.
    Forgot to mention. Mine is DT 9NS, which could has slight difference from 8HN.

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    Dahon offers fenders by SKS that were made to take the Big Apples:

    http://www.dahon.com/us/accessories/others/mini20.htm

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