Monday, March 2, 2009

Oddball tires - could use a hand here


Anyone know where I can find some super oddball 20 x 1 3/8" tires for this Montgomery Ward's folding bike? It would be fun to have, if I could just get it some new rubber. It's almost too much hassle, given that I can buy a Dahon folding bike brand new for $199...

4 comments:

balcs said...

Bike Friday. bikefriday.com

-p said...

Thanks, I can in fact get what I need there. Two sets of tires and tubes, $73 (without shipping). A longer seatpost, some new grips and it starts to get pricey.

-d said...

I ran accross this issue on the cannoli project. There are plenty of cheap BMX slicks out there that usually (and unfortunately) go down to 1.5". I measured to make sure that they would fit under my fenders.

If this won't work, I'd look at recumbant tire options. Also, try Schwalbe and Primo brands. Amazon and Overstock are also good resources for cheap (and often heavy) components:

http://www.amazon.com/Primo-Tire-1-35-37-406-Comet/dp/B000BMNT2I/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1236098941&sr=1-8

Web said...

Perhaps Primo Comets would work; however, if you're looking at $73 for 2 tires/tubes, you can get a new 22 lb aluminum folding bike for just $159 including shipping. If I had to guess, I'd say that's 10-15 lbs lighter than your old Montgomery Ward folder.