Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Utility Cycling Want to haul groceries, beer, maybe even your kids? You don't have to live car free to put your bike to use as a workhorse. Here's the place to share and learn about the bicycle as a utility vehicle.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-13-12, 10:59 AM   #1
EuroJoe
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
weird Euro cargo bike rear tire size?

Hi there,

I bought a cargo trike from craigslist in Boston, the previous owner brought it over from Holland where he bought it about 6 years ago. The rear tire seems to be a 23x2.0 its starting to perish and I want to locate one as a spare, I have looked on Google and I haven't found anything. Has anyone heard of this size? I think that the brand is "swallow" and it also says "moped" on the side, but the moped shop I called in Boston assured me that 17" was the largest size available....

Thanks any input would be great, I don't mind ordering and waiting from Europe if I have too, I use this to haul the kids most days so really would like a spare laying around
EuroJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-12, 12:19 PM   #2
FunkyStickman
On a Mission from God
 
FunkyStickman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Thibodaux, LA
Bikes: '10 Surly LHT, Rat-rod Klunker, '82 Peugeot PH12 (WIP)
Posts: 2,009
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
See if they have an ISO size printed anywhere on it, like 40-559 or 80-507 (something like that). It will give you the correct size. Inch sizes can be confusing, as there's no standard, only common usage.
FunkyStickman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-12, 11:52 PM   #3
coldfeet
Senior Member
 
coldfeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
From some googling, I think you're looking for 19" solex tires.

I found these, but you should check they are compatible with your rim. Google "Wired on tyre"

http://www.classictyres.com/item/328...-kks-universal
coldfeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-12, 09:46 AM   #4
EuroJoe
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks guys those 19" solex look about right, might have to get the old man to send some over. I'll have a lok today for an ISO number as well and report back!
EuroJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-12, 12:51 PM   #5
coldfeet
Senior Member
 
coldfeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Upon further reading, I noticed that they mention diameter of 597. I think, this is the rim diameter. Harris Cyclery does one in that size, but only 1 3/8"

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/tires/597.html

I also think that it is for clincher rims, and that your rim is likely straight sided, designed for the "wired on tyre" I read somewhere along the way that these are a pig to fit.

Do not take any of my theorizing for fact. Please check things for yourself. Would like to know the outcome of this puzzle.
coldfeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-12, 12:58 PM   #6
coldfeet
Senior Member
 
coldfeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hold the phone!

http://www.schwalbetires.com/scooter_tires/hs231

First one looks like a hit! Suggest you call Schwalbe, they are very helpful people.

If this doesn't pan out, you could always rebuild the wheel with a good, strong, 559 rim. ( Standard 26" MTB tire size )
coldfeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-12, 01:31 AM   #7
Bill Kapaun
Senior Member
 
Bill Kapaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
Bikes: 86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
Posts: 9,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
This sounds like the one 23X2
http://www.conti-online.com/generato..._10_ww_en.html

Which means you might try a motor cycle shop.

Last edited by Bill Kapaun; 02-16-12 at 01:46 AM.
Bill Kapaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-12, 12:10 PM   #8
coldfeet
Senior Member
 
coldfeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Kapaun View Post
This sounds like the one 23X2
http://www.conti-online.com/generato..._10_ww_en.html

Which means you might try a motor cycle shop.
Yes, it seems almost certain that the OP's wheel is intended to be for a moped. I would like to see a picture of the inside of the wheel rim.
coldfeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-12, 08:10 PM   #9
Bill Kapaun
Senior Member
 
Bill Kapaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
Bikes: 86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
Posts: 9,380
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
I'd like to see the poster report back like he said he would!
Bill Kapaun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-12, 05:54 PM   #10
EuroJoe
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm back! sorry its been a mad glorious winter here in Bean town so lots of riding and not worrying about the bike... must fix that spoke as well! I also contacted de fietsfabriek (http://www.defietsfabriek.nl/) via facebook and was told I should call and they would help me out, even with my lack of language skill! I looked for an ISO number but couldn't find one (sorry funkystickman) pic of the rim required? I'm interested in figuring out the wire-on bead sort of thing, the only thing I am concerned about is trashing the tire as I remove it with out having a spare
EuroJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-12, 12:58 PM   #11
coldfeet
Senior Member
 
coldfeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,119
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm about 95% certain that either of the tires, Conti or Schwalbe that were suggested will work. Can you tell if it takes a tube? That might give you problems as well, but you can always patch the one in there. if it were me, and that tire looks similar tread etc, I'd just order the Schwalbe. $30 seems reasonable.
coldfeet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-12, 11:25 AM   #12
EuroJoe
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like the look of the conti white walls! might have to re-think the whole restoration scheme!
EuroJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-12, 01:05 PM   #13
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 20,436
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 656 Post(s)
Rims from Motorcycle wheels, I expect, for the heavy load hauling strength.

does say Moped on the tire the Moped shop does not have diverse parts sources
I expect.. just can go to the people that sell them their stock.

Last edited by fietsbob; 03-20-12 at 01:09 PM.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:49 AM.