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Re: Problem with Big Apple 16"

Postby invisiblehand on Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:45 pm

I saw that some other folks used Big Apples on their 16" Strida. I happen to have one around but had a pretty hard time getting the bead correctly onto the rim. When I tried pumping to really high PSI, the bead came off the rim. Also, when it's inflated to a reasonable level, the tire will rub on the belt.

I also used a Kenda Kwest 16 x 1.50 on my rear wheel. Installation was easy and was happy with the ride until the sidewall "failed". I must have scrapped a curb or something of the sort ... but don't remember the incident.

Link to photo ...
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So now I'm trying to decide what tire to replace the Kenda with. I might stick with the Kenda since it may have been a freak occurrence. I see someone used the Marathon Racer but had mounting problems. Do both the 1.35 and 1.75 Marathons (regular) play nice with the Strida rim?
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Re: Problem with Big Apple 16"

Postby invisiblehand on Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:51 pm

Whoopee !

I just double checked and despite the decimal ending it appears that the 16 x 1.35 tire is ERTO 349 instead of 305.

Image of Schwalbe page ...
https://goo.gl/photos/nVLkfN3zssMaA3Kz6
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Re: Problem with Big Apple 16"

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:03 pm

Just wanted to warn you about that - 349 :lol:

I believe to have these tyres still here and may try them on the original rim :wink:
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Re: Problem with Big Apple 16"

Postby invisiblehand on Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:13 pm

It was a relatively close call. Generally, my mileage on the Strida is short. So a harsh tire -- 1.35 instead of 1.75 -- would bother me very little. Since I use the bike for utility rides, I rather not have to deal with flats and such. I figure that somewhat narrower tire would be easier to mount than a somewhat wider tire on the narrow rim.

Anyway, the more I think about it, I'll probably roll the dice again with the Kenda Kwest rather than a Primo Comet 16 x 1.35 kevlar belt. I like Primo Comets on other bikes but the Kwest is roughly 2/3 the price.

Anyone with experience mounting the Primo Comet?
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Re: Problem with Big Apple 16"

Postby invisiblehand on Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:14 pm

Just to finish this ... I did get the Kenda Kwest tires. Like the first tire, it mounted quickly and perfectly. Wish me luck for a little more durability this time!
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Re: Problem with Big Apple 16"

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:53 pm

invisiblehand wrote:Wish me luck for a little more durability this time!


Of course we do - have fun and a safe ride :D
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Re: Problem with Big Apple 16"

Postby smdtp2 on Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:32 pm

Hi, just mounted a Maxxis Hookworm 1.9" × 16 tire on a brand new right out of the box LT rim easily and with NO problems. Maybe the thicker, stiffer sidewalls of the Hookworm make the difference. Thank you to Hello Bicycle! store in Singapore for advancing the LT big tire science.
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