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    Trying to achieve this, please help! (Thick tires)

    Hello, I currently have a windors the hour I got from bikesdirect. It's been good two years riding around campus, but i've had multiple encounters with popped tires and i've had it enough with it.

    I want to get much thicker tires and achieve this setup:

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9...2lxho1_500.png

    Thick tires is the main goal here. Can anyone direct me to the right place?

    This is the description of the windsor hour's fork and tires:
    Fork: "Windsor StraightBlade Custom Drawn Triple Butted and Tapered 4130 Cromoly Track
    Drilled for road brake, 1.125 inch steerer"
    Wheels: "Kenda K191 700x23c or 700x28c"

    Do i need to get a new fork to fit those tires? Thanks so much for reading!

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    You need to figure out what size tires you're currently running and gauge how much extra clearance you have. Pics would help. However, I am gonna go out on a limb and assume that you won't be able to go that fat on your frame. Get some tires with good puncture resistance and keep them inflated properly.
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    thanks seau,

    i currently don't have the bike with me, but do you know what kind of fork that is? and where i can easily swap that fork to my fork without and problems?
    i'm pretty sure im running 700c x 23

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    Probably something like a Volume Fu Manchu. It's going to cost you more money than it's worth. Just buy good tires in the widest size that your current setup will accommodate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chulajuana View Post
    I want to get much thicker tires and achieve this setup:
    Thick tires is the main goal here.
    Do you mean thicker as in inside to outside, or thicker as in wider width.

    I think you might be best served if you replace your search for "thicker" tires with a search for "better" tires.

    After all, how good of tires do you think were installed on a $300 bike. Hell, you wouldn't have bought it if they had to include the price of a decent set of tires.
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    just get some 700x28 gatorskins. Problem solved

    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...FYdxQgodMAMAuA
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    Thanks for all the advice guys!

    yeah I guess I can just get new tires rather than change the whole set up.

    I'm just really fond of that bike set up. it reminds me of a bmx.

    Does anyone know what those bikes are called? maybe i can find one around craigslist of ebay.

    I need to replace my back rim as well, so if anyone knows any nice quality single gear back tires that won't run me too much please help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chulajuana View Post
    Does anyone know what those bikes are called?
    They are called Fixed gear free style. There is a whole forum dedicated to them.

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    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/rms13

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    Plenty of good puncture resistant road tires out there. Panaracer Ribmo is a great value.
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    The tires on the bike you posted are not necessarily thicker but wider and can be ridden on at a significantly lower pressure which bring along many benefits for such a bike (FSFG) with those tires while used for tricks...
    Your windsor the hour will not be able to run such sized tires as pictured whatsoever.

    If you want a "thicker" tire aka more thread material try Soma's Everwear tires. The only set back is the sheer amount of mass/ rubber on the thread although gives near impenetrable protection makes the tire weigh more and have less worse cornering.

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    thanks everyone! i'll look into all the tires mentioned above!

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