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Thread: 24" knobbies? (and a cheap find @ $8/ea)

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    24" knobbies? (and a cheap find @ $8/ea)

    For anyone interested:



    http://www.rei.com/product/615639 ($8/ea)

    I'm on a hunt to find some knobbies for my 24" LXs. I don't care for the tire linked above, but you can't beat the price. Kenda has some better 24x2.xx tires here: http://www.kendausa.com/bicycle/mountain.html, although they're a little spendy (tip: ignore MSRP & find a dealer if you're interested).

    I'll dig around the web more when I have some time. Anyone else know of 24" knobbies out there *besides* the goofy looking grey ones you can find @ Sportaid?

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    Nice looking tires. They'll be good for some dirt wheelin.

    I'm sure you already know this, but check to make sure they are the same size tire for 24" wheelchair rims (540). 24" tires vary a lot as do all tire sizes. A 24" x 1.5" tire is not the same size as a 24" x 1/2" tire.

    Here is a link that explains it better than me.
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire_sizing.html

    Again you probably already know this but some others reading might not.
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    I like the short tracker. It's totally tubular!

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    Rebar, good point. Most all of these are current enough that it won't be an issue.

    Northquad, the Short Tracker is 26" only, but yeah, it's cool.

    one from Maxxis:

    http://www.maxxis.com/products/bicyc...tail.asp?id=80

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    Yeah, I have little 22" rims on my manual shift. I need some bigger rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthQuad
    Yeah, I have little 22" rims on my manual shift. I need some bigger rims.
    How short are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pruett
    Northquad, the Short Tracker is 26" only, but yeah, it's cool.
    I stand corrected, 20 & 24" versions here: http://www.kendausa.com/bicycle/bmx.html

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthQuad
    Yeah, I have little 22" rims on my manual shift. I need some bigger rims.
    You do need bigger rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb
    How short are you?
    I'm 6'4".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pruett
    You do need bigger rims.
    I always thought so. The PT at the Glenrose Rehab Crap Center argued different, literally. The arguments we had about tire/rim size went like this...

    Me: I can hardly reach the tires. Are there bigger sizes?

    PT: Yes, but bigger wheels are harder to push.

    Me: But I can't even reach these. Wouldn't it be easier to push if I could reach them?

    PT: No, bigger wheels are much harder to push.

    Me: Yeah, but even if, I can't push now because I can't reach these rims.

    PT: It would be much harder with bigger rims.

    Me: (Quietly looking around at a bunch of phucktards)

    Me: Honestly, I don't think it would be harder to push bigger rims.

    PT: It's harder.

    Me: Mabey we should try... (cut off in mid sentence by PT)...

    PT: We're going to keep them like this.

    Me: (Thinking quietly)... you're all lucky I'm paralyzed cuz if I could get up right now, you'd all be *%#@^!.

    Glenrose Rehab - "If you have any hope left, we're here to crush it.... you little gimps."

    Yep, that's about right.

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