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Offline andy

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WHEEL SIZES
« on: 09 Oct 2006 at 11:47 »
Doug,
        Just wondered what size wheels you have on your restored SW ? I was planning to use 21" front and back, yours look like 20" which looks nicely proportioned,just thought Ide check before ordering up some rims.

                                                  many thanks Doug,

                                                              regards,

                                                                     andy

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Re: WHEEL SIZES
« Reply #1 on: 10 Oct 2006 at 03:12 »
No, they are both 3.00/21" tires on drop center rims, fitted I imagine back in the early fifties when the bike was first restored. The rear is a Avon Supreme, and the front a straight ribbed Dunlop, from back when the were still putting Mr. Dunlop's cameo on the sidewall! Not sure if you can even get rear 21" tires now. Originaly, of course, the bike would have had clincher rims.

-Doug

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Re: WHEEL SIZES
« Reply #2 on: 10 Oct 2006 at 06:19 »
Cheers Doug, ill use 21" ones. you can get 3" x 21" Avon distanzas,used on modern BMW GSs front wheels,which dont look too bad and are only 50 quid.

                                                 regards,

                                                       andy

 

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