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Rims and Tires Reference

Postby Kingfish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:41 pm

Greetings -

This is a generic list of Rims and Tires information for all EV, inclusive of spokes, nipples, tubes, tapes, strips, etc - though does not list hubs. Initially the bike/motorcycle information came from the 20 inch BMX rims with motorcycle tires thread.

By no means is this a complete listing: Additions are most welcomed; please kindly pm addendums/corrections to myself or Admins.

Notes:
Prepared with permission by KF
Enjoy! :)

EDIT: 11/16/2012 - Updated Studded Tires & Accessories
EDIT: 02/09/2012 - Added Fenders section for fat/wide tires
Last edited by Kingfish on Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:09 pm, edited 5 times in total. View post history.
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Terms Defined

Postby Kingfish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:42 pm

* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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General Information

Postby Kingfish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:42 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tire_code Tire Code explained
http://www.cb450stuff.com/tires/ nifty Tire Conversion Chart
http://www.dropbears.com/u/utilities/tyrerim.htm Rim to Tyre applications (U.K.)
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rim-sizing.html Measuring Bicycle Rim Sizes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_wheel Bicycle Wheel (good all around reference)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_performance Bicycle Performance
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_tyre Motocycle Tyres explained
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrader_valve Schrader valve; the most-commonly used
http://www.weeksmotorcycle.com/tire-siz ... chart.html Motorcycle Tire Size Conversion Chart
http://www.central-wheel.co.uk/rims/mor ... d_rim.html Morad Alloy Rim Specs; good detailed product info

Schwalbe Technical Info Bicycle Tires (pdf) (new)
Schwalbe Technical Info Bicycle Tires (html) (new)
credit: icecube57 for link, aroundqube for the file

Motorcycle-to-Bicycle conversion charts:
Trying to convert motorcycle specs for bicycle applications? These links will help.
Note: Motorcycle rim diameters are calculated from the seat-diameter of the rim; where the tire bead rests against the rim. In constrast, bicycle rims are based upon the nominal diameters of the tire.
http://www.steelthundercc.com/tiresizes.html Motorcycle Tire Sizes & overall Diameters
http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tirecatalog.asp Dunlop Tire Catalog: Select a model and the chart provides useful specs & diameters.

Reviews:
Nokian & Schwalbe Studded Tires Comprehensive Winter Tire guide by Peter White Cycles
Tires for ICEBIKING

Updated: 4/21/2013 - added pdf
Last edited by Kingfish on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:20 am, edited 8 times in total. View post history.
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Tires

Postby Kingfish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:43 pm

http://www.arrowracing.com/ Arrow Racing: Bike Tires and more
http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/ Avon Tyres
http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com BF Goodrich Tires
http://www.bridgestone.com/ Bridgestone Tires
http://www.cameltire.com Camel Tires
Challenge Bicycle Tires - placeholder
Cheng Shin - placeholder
http://www.conti-online.com Continental Tires
http://www.coopertire.com Cooper Tires
http://www.deestone-tires.com/ Deestone Tires
http://www.delitire.com/ Deli Tire
http://www.dunloptires.com Dunlop Auto Tires
http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com Dunlop Motorcycle Tires*
http://www.durotire.com/ Duro Tire
Excella - placeholder
http://www.federaltire.com/ Federal Tyres Global
http://firestonetire.com/ Firestone Tire
http://www.gbctires.com/ GBC ATV Tires
http://www.geax.com Geax: Bicycle tires and products (see Vittoria below)
http://www.generaltire.com/ General Tires Off-Road and Performance
http://goodyeartires.com/ Goodyear Tires USA
http://www.gt-radial-tires.com GT Radial International
Heidenau Tyres - placeholder
http://www.hutchinsontires.com/en/ Hutchinson Tires
http://intensetires.com/ ITS Bicycle Tires
http://www.irc-tire.com/mce/ IRC Motorcycle
http://www.innovatires.com Innova Rubber Co: All tire types
http://www.kellytires.com/ Kelly Tire
http://www.kendausa.com/en/home.aspx Kenda Tires, USA
http://www.kumhotire.com Kumho Tire International
http://www.maxxis.com/ Maxxis Tires
http://www.mefotyres.com/ Mefo Tyres, DE/UK
http://www.metzeler.com/ Metzeler Tire International
http://www.michelin.com Michelin Tire International
http://www.mitas.cz Mitas Motorcycle Tires
http://www.notubes.com NoTubes: Bicycle Wheels/Rims/Tires
http://www.panaracer.com/ Panaracer Bicycling Tires and accessories
http://www.pirellityre.com Pirelli Tyre
http://www.schwalbe.com Schwalbe Professional Bike Tires
http://www.shinkotireusa.com Shinko Tires
http://theshadowconspiracy.com/ The Shadow Conspiracy: Bike Tires and accessories
http://www.specialized.com Specialized Bicycle Components: Tires
http://www.titan-intl.com Titan Tire International
http://toyotires.com/ Toyo Tires
http://www.tufo.com/ Tufo Tubeless Bicycle Tires
http://www.uniroyaltires.com/ Uniroyal Tires
http://www.veerubber.co.th Vee Rubber (lots of choices; awesome F/R matched sets)
http://www.vittoria.com/ Vittoria: Bicycle racing tubular tyres and accessories (see Geax above)
http://www.yokohamatire.com/ Yokohama Tires
Last edited by Kingfish on Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Rims

Postby Kingfish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:43 pm

http://www.alexrims.com/ Alex Bicycle Rims
http://www.alienationbmx.com/ Alienation, BMX
http://www.arrowracing.com/ Arrow Racing: Bike rims and more
http://atomlab.com Atomiclab: Rims and more
http://www.bombshellparts.com Bombshell Parts, BMX
http://www.campagnolo.com Campagnolo Bike Rims
http://www.dtswiss.com/ DT Swiss: Rims, Spokes, and more
http://www.edgecomposites.com/ EDGE Composites: Rims and more
http://www.rkexcelamerica.com/mx_excel_rims.html Excel Rims (U.S. Distributor)
http://www.flybikesbmx.com Flybikes: Rims and accessories
http://www.fulcrumwheels.com Fulcrum Racing Bicycle Rims
http://www.geax.com Geax: Bicycle rims and products
http://www.gsportbmx.com/ GSport Rims and more
http://www.halorims.com Halo: Rims and stuff
http://www.krisholm.com Kris Holm: Unicycle rims & accessories
http://www.mavic.com/ Mavic Bike Rims
http://www.macneilbmx.com MacNeil Bikes Inc: Rims and much more.
http://www.mooseracing.com Moose Racing Rims
http://www.notubes.com NoTubes: Bicycle Wheels/Rims/Tires
Odyssey Rims - placeholder
http://www.prowheelracing.com/products/mx/rims Pro Wheel Racing Rims
http://www.reynoldscycling.com Reynolds Cycling: Lightweight Bicycle Wheelsets
http://www.specialized.com Specialized Bicycle Components: Wheels
http://www.stolenbmx.com Stolen BMX Rims: A full catalog of Stolen stuff!
http://www.sun-ringle.com/ SUNringlé Bicycle Rims
http://www.surlybikes.com Surly: Large Marge (one of the widest bike rims at 65mm)
http://theshadowconspiracy.com/ The Shadow Conspiracy: Bike Rims and accessories
http://www.velocitywheels.com/ Velocity Rims Australia
http://www.velocityusa.com Velocity Rims USA
http://www.weinmanntek.com Weinmann Metal Products
Wheelmaster Bike Rims - placeholder
http://www.zipp.com/ Zipp: Bicycle Wheelsets and more

Updated: credit to jateureka for Weinmann
Last edited by Kingfish on Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:33 pm, edited 3 times in total. View post history.
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Spokes

Postby Kingfish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:43 pm

http://www.dtswiss.com/ DT Swiss: Rims, Spokes, and more
http://www.sapim.be/ Sapim Race Spokes: Bicycles
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Tubes & Foam Inserts

Postby Kingfish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:44 pm

Latex and Butyl Tubes
http://www.arrowracing.com/ Arrow Racing: Tubes are not listed on their website; buy through a supplier.
http://www.conti-online.com Continental
http://www.kendausa.com/ Kenda (also called Q-Tubes)
http://www.maxxis.com/ Maxxis Tubes
http://www.michelin.com Michelin
http://www.schwalbe.com Schwalbe Bicycle Tubes
http://www.schwinn.com/ Schwinn Bicycle (can’t select bike accessories from this site)
http://www.slime.com/ Slime Tire Care accessories
http://www.specialized.com Specialized Bicycle Components: Tubes

Foam Inserts
Michelin Bib Mousse Flat-Proof Competition Foam Tube
Tech Tubes (Supplier says sizes range between 3.5 to 4.25 inches in diameter)
Last edited by Kingfish on Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:30 pm, edited 3 times in total.
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Strip & Tape

Postby Kingfish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:44 pm

http://www.panaracer.com/ Panaracer accessories
http://www.stopflats.com/ - Stop Flats 2
Velox - placeholder
http://www.zefal.com - Bicycle accessories and more
Last edited by Kingfish on Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:31 pm, edited 2 times in total.
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Retailers-Merchants/Custom Shops

Postby Kingfish » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:45 pm

While the manufacturer can admirably describe their wares, they may be quite difficult to source. This list attempts to shorten that search outside Amazon, eBay, and Google. There are no preferences given here other than offering a wide variety of difficult-to-find product and services, or simply by just being an incredibly useful site.

http://www.americanmototire.com American Motorcycle Tire: Supplier with easy-to-use selection guide
http://www.buchananspokes.net/categorie ... l_rims.asp Buchanan's Rims and Spokes: Wide selection, custom lacing.
http://www.central-wheel.co.uk/ Central Wheel Components will supply 17 inch alloy rims for e-bikes drilled to suit, in Birmingham, UK
http://www.choppersus.com Cycles U.S.: Bicycles, rare-fitting tires and rims for custom bikes.
https://www.danscomp.com Dan's Comp - World's largest BMX Store (new)
http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/ Hagon Products will lace hubs to motorcycle rims, in Essex, UK
http://holmesbikes.com / http://holmeshobbies.com - Custom length Sapim Spokes from 14 through 12 gauge, and wheel building services
http://www.myronsmopeds.com Myrons Mopeds - Original Vintage Moped Parts & Info (new)
http://www.newsonsportec.com Newsonsportec spokes and rims located in Taiwan R.O.C.
http://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk Pneus-Online: Finds the tyres we need in the UK!
http://www.wheelbuilder.com/ Wheelbuilder: Bicycle Wheel-building, spokes and more
http://www.unicycle.com Unicycle.Com: Anything and everything relating!
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/RoundAndBlack Universal Tyre Co Ltd. - very large selection in the U.K.

EDIT: 11/17/2012 - Added 3 more - Thanks NeilP
EDIT: 5/5/2015 - Added 2 more - Thanks spinningmagnets, eTrike
Last edited by Kingfish on Tue May 05, 2015 11:11 am, edited 3 times in total. View post history.
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Studded Tires & Accessories

Postby Kingfish » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:47 pm

Studded Tires
http://www.conti-online.com Continental Tires
http://www.innovatires.com Innova Rubber Co (snow and ice tires may not be listed, but they are widely available)
http://www.suomityres.fi Nokian Hakka series
http://www.schwalbe.com/ Schwalbe Professional Bike Tires

Studs
* New 2012 additions provide fits for common bicycle knobby tires.
http://www.aerostich.com/self-tapping-carbide-tire-studs.html Aerostich Studs, many sizes for all sorts *new
http://www.gripstuds.com Grip Studs, a wide selection to fit your needs *new
http://www.innovatires.com Innova Rubber Co
http://koldkutter.com Kold Kutter
http://www.maxigripicestuds.com/ MaxiGrip Ice Studs
http://www.suomityres.fi Nokian studs


Studded Tire Tools (widely available; search the web)
Innova Replacement Tire Stud Tool Kit: Studs & Tool
Nokian Suomi Tire Stud Tool

Winter Tire Reviews
Nokian & Schwalbe Studded Tires Comprehensive Winter Tire guide by Peter White Cycles
Tires for ICEBIKING
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Fenders

Postby Kingfish » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:06 pm

Bicycle Fenders
The following are specialty fenders for wider tires.
Fat Tire Fenders at FatBike.com
Fender Kits at Big O Manufacturing
Townie Balloon on Amazon
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Re: Rims and Tires Reference

Postby eTrike » Tue May 05, 2015 4:18 am

I found some great bike-moped info here, with weight info for various tire choices: http://www.myronsmopeds.com/category/parts/tires/
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