Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fender & Tires

I've about decided for certain I prefer the looks of an 18" rear wheel. It's very common to lace in a Harley 16" rim so guys can run a fatter rear tire. The first Triumph bobber I every saw had Firestone Deluxe Champions and I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

I've been talking the Craig at Front St Cycles who makes flawless reproductions of 36 Ford Spare Tire covers for fenders. He confirmed that a 4.50 X 18 will not clear one of his fenders, it's too tall. Typically when you see a 36 fender it's with a 5.00 X 16 wheel which almost an identical OD to a 4.00 X 18 but is almost an inch wider. I started to worry that a 4.00 X 18 would look pretty goofy with a 36 fender. I finally found a picture of one. I actually think the fender looks pretty good.

Finally, here's a picture of one of Craig's fenders

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