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Old 11-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Buying a tire...


I'm trying to get my 71 Trophy to a rolling frame and I need some tires. I was going to buy this one here on ebay...

Any advice on this would be very appreciated. I'm considering also used tires because I just need something on this. It's a mental thing, the more complete this project is the more I work on it.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't go for it.

My conditions may be different from yours, so my reasons are....

It seems a bit steep given that it's a knackered tyre and doesn't list delivery.

$30-40 may be cheaper than a new tyre but at one point, you'll need that new one, so why not buy it now? This depends on your budget. You'd probably need to include a new inner tube and valve What you spend on a temporary tyre is money not available for a decent one

If I had a spare set of wheels with tyres, I'd use them but wouldn't buy especially unless I was planning on building a fleet of bikes.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd second Dave's advice.

Do you know about motorcyclesuperstore and their free shipping when you spend $90 or more? They have the Dunlop K70s - http://motorcycle.motorcycle-superst...m/search#w=k70. That's $155 for the pair, delivered (plus strips and tubes, of course). I think Snakeoil recently referenced a good sale at BikeBandit, too. That would be worth checking.

Plus - have you ever had to struggle with mounting and unmounting tires with old and stiff sidewalls? Avoiding that would alone be worth some money in my mind.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks fellas, I think I can squirrel away a few more bucks for that. What tubes do you recommend?

The old tires were about 30yrs old, so stiff I had to saw them off... not fun.
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