good back tire ?

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good back tire ?


Post by 108 » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:46 am

My'48 chopper needs a new back tire. I'm looking at a Metzler 880. 130X90X16 to go with my Metzler front tire. It says "reinforced" I guess for use as a rear tire. The side walls seem very stiff compared to my old tire and I'm concerned about the ride (ridged frame) but maybe it will just take less air pressure ? any thoughts?

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Post by Ralph » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:57 pm

I run a metzler 140 on the rear of my 53 and a 130 up front. Great tires

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Post by Skip » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:37 pm

This is my first season on a Continental K112....and I am is an amazing tire for a rigid....took some pretty harsh turns this summer going through the hills here in WV and never let me's amazing how much time you can make up in turns when you trust your tire not to break........Skip

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