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Author Topic: Big Fat Tires???  (Read 6160 times)

Offline jtricer1973

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #15 on: Feb 29, 2012, 23:26:46 »
Hmmmm.  That last one isn't a Gravel Crew bike. That's Troybuilts cb360 - a couple years ago.
Yeah, I knew that, just threw it in cause I like it. The first one isn't either.
« Last Edit: Feb 29, 2012, 23:30:23 by jtricer1973 »

Offline crazypj

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #16 on: Mar 01, 2012, 11:21:49 »
360's got Conti's on it
Far superior tyre to the Firestone and still looks somewhat 'vintage'
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
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CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline Hoosier Daddy

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #17 on: Mar 01, 2012, 12:20:40 »
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, why don’t you just make sure that you’re just not in fact surrounded by a bunch of assholes, alright?”


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Offline Blacktopbandit

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #18 on: Mar 05, 2012, 16:59:26 »
Our Baby.  16" rims laced to stock hubs and dressed with 16" Shinko tyres. 
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'71 HD Ironhead Chopper
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Offline cyclhed

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #19 on: Mar 06, 2012, 00:34:54 »
My 2 cents: Those old style dresser tires are all the rage on "brat" bikes, not sure what "brat style" is really as it looks the same as the customs and bobbers people have been building for years but with an uncomfortable seat and no rear fender so shit will sling all over you and the bike when you ride through any. Anybody that really rides a bike will soon figure out that those tires don't handle at all well in the curves, twisties and turns. Why not build the same style bike, if that is what you like, put some nice round tires on it instead of those square bastards. If you do some research you can find some nice quality and good looking tires that will turn when you lean over and countersteer into your favorite set of curves and have a blast instead of having your ass sucking your brat seat cover. I like Avons and Bridgestones for classic looks and good prices.
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Offline hanly2

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2012, 17:20:27 »
I am confused at that last post, all 3 of those bikes have vintage looking tires on them and 2 of them have the firestones?  But the post is against them.

Offline hanly2

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2012, 17:59:10 »
I am loving that second bike. So you think with that firestone on the back and that other tire on the front is a good choice.  I think it looks just as good as the bikes with the fat ones and if it's safer all the better.

Offline crazypj

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2012, 18:48:42 »
None of them will handle worth a damn without a fork brace, heavier tyres will twist the hell out of forks no problem
 Pretty sure the 900 C has a WM3 front rim, I've got one here somewhere
If I had the cash I would get K112 front and rear, they have what Conti described as 'limited slip' capabilities to let you know your near the limit (but, if you go a bit further they work fine  ;) )
« Last Edit: May 07, 2012, 18:51:23 by crazypj »
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
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Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. —Benjamin Franklin
CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline rtccp

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2012, 20:24:31 »
just to add my two cents,, do what YOU want,, and decide up front what do YOU really want to do with your bike,, you built it to do what exactly?? for me i'm into relaxing on a nice sunny day and just riding around peacefully to enjoy the ride and the fresh air,,, and thats how i built my bike,, if you want to drag a knee at 100 , any new honda/yamy/ suz/kawy   , will do that safetly and easily , i'm sure you get my point,,.. i've never considered myself stupid yet i would never dream of thinking that i could out engineer all the honda engineer's... so i built my cb 450 to do what i wanted it to do,,,  i bet you i never ever go over 50mph ( technically i guess i do half the ton,,lololol) but i smile the whole time....so dude it boils down to this ... do your own thing.... nvp

Offline hanly2

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2012, 22:21:21 »
I hardly ever ride at all but it is usually around town 35-65mph tops.  my cb360 cafe bike has a tire on the front that is too big and it is so out of balance and rides like a lopsided basketball.  I am going to have to figure out what looks best and rides right.

Offline Ondrej91

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #25 on: Sep 28, 2012, 10:16:52 »
please, can you help me? what type/name of front tire is it? I love them.


Offline crazypj

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #26 on: Sep 28, 2012, 11:24:25 »
One other thing to notice, several of the bikes on first page  have shiny tyres probably been treated with something which will probably make them lethal to ride on (like being on ice, on a dry road)
They could also be real old and hard, also real dangerous
The SR400/500 above has a Continental or Michelin rear tyre on front, I recognise it and have used them, just can't remember which it is.
Won't taker to much searching to find out what it is
Swivel pointed out to me it's a Metzeler, I knew I had used them on brothers 400f just couldn't remember who made it
« Last Edit: Sep 28, 2012, 12:47:03 by crazypj »
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
I gave my girlfriend an orgasm the other night, but, she spat it back at me
Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. —Benjamin Franklin
CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline M.B Co

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #27 on: Sep 28, 2012, 13:24:46 »
Mine

Just a little oversized front



Offline crazypj

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #28 on: Sep 28, 2012, 13:28:40 »
The mudguard mount is going to grab that tyre when you start rolling over 30mph
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
I gave my girlfriend an orgasm the other night, but, she spat it back at me
Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75. —Benjamin Franklin
CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline M.B Co

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Re: Big Fat Tires???
« Reply #29 on: Sep 28, 2012, 18:53:34 »
The mudguard mount is going to grab that tyre when you start rolling over 30mph

Mine?

If so...no it doesn't. Plenty of clearance.