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    hand cycle tires

    has anyone tried using black hand cycle tires as everyday wheelchair tires i hate the grey 24x13/8 tires

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    Senior Member djrolling's Avatar
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    I use bike tires on my wheelchair. I have an attachment that I put on my wheelchair that makes it into a handcycle. I get around 7000 miles out of them and have not had a problem with them marking up the floors. There are black wheelchair tires as well though. There have been sometimes when the bike tires would track up a floor but nothing a regular mopping would not fix and seemed to be just grime from the road.

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    has anyone tried using black hand cycle tires as everyday wheelchair tires i hate the grey 24x13/8 tires

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    I had handcycle wheels built to take a Wheelchair 559 Marathon Plus tires.

    Handcycle tires are usually a different size (650 or 700) than w/c unless you want low pressure tires. It's why I had the 559 wheels built; to get more tire choices.. There is a 24x1 3/8 black 100PSI tire that worked really well. Just can't think of the name. They were only 20 bucks apiece.

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    Schwalbe marathon plus seem to be the most popular wheelchair tire and are all black.
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    I use regular mountain bike tires of different sizes,for all my wheelchairs and handcycles. Wheel chair rims do not have to be special made to fit wider tires. I always got my tires from wal mart, moved now to desert and I get my tires from tru value hardware in the closest town to me.

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