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    special tire design, where to buy?

    Hey i went to japan for some days and found this bike, does anyone know where can i get those tire or the name of them??
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    Why didn't you buy the tires when you were in Japan?
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    There were tires called Sweetskins with kooky designs like that. Don't think they're in production anymore so ebay search will likely be needed.

    Oooh, I see one of their flame design ones on Amazon right now.

    Oooh, classic-cycle.de has a bunch on their site, didn't check if OOS or not, though.
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    Cool tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Wills View Post
    Why didn't you buy the tires when you were in Japan?
    Because it was just a decoration bike the store which had it was not related with bikes, and of course my japanese is not good enough to ask where did they get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    There were tires called Sweetskins with kooky designs like that. Don't think they're in production anymore so ebay search will likely be needed.

    Oooh, I see one of their flame design ones on Amazon right now.

    Oooh, classic-cycle.de has a bunch on their site, didn't check if OOS or not, though.
    Thank you very much!! the flame design looks cook
    I will check the other web site also.

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    I found the Sweet Skinz that Lester mentioned. No company site. Looks like they are out of production, but if you search around you can probably find some.

    From what I see on the Internet, they are poseur tires. Look great, but heavy and not durable. But probably great if you have a show bike.

    And here is the link to the Classic Cycle.de Sweet Skinz page. http://classic-cycle.de/en/SweetskinZ-Tires/
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    Ah, Japan. Those tires look like they'd be miserable to ride more than a couple of miles.
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    non knobby was the past offering as I vaguely recall..

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    I do remember some designs in semi-slicks also.

    Mongoose had rebranded "Rattleback" tires on some of their BMX bikes a few years back. I know, seems like a better fit for Diamondback, but yep, it was Mongoose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    Ah, Japan. Those tires look like they'd be miserable to ride more than a couple of miles.
    You wouldn't want to get them dirty anyway.
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    I want some with a snake skin design for my beater bike.

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