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Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby DOTLR on Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:59 pm

Hi guys, I’m new here. I was given a hand me down strida mini and I’m enjoying it a lot but the tires have sadly given out. Any recommendations where to get a pair and what are good brands? They’re terribly hard to find.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:49 am

Hello DOTLR,

welcome at Stridaforum :D

I was confused first, so I've edited your subject line, please pardon me.

You're looking for tires (tyres), note that you should use the ETRTO size 40 - 254 too,
perhaps you get better local search results then.

I do agree that matching tyres are still hard to find - therefore, I'm afraid, you don't have much chance to choose the brand :|

https://www.monsterscooterparts.com/144tire-tube.html

https://www.edinburghbicycle.com/kenda-slick-tyre

Good luck,

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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby DOTLR on Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:40 am

Blackstridaaustria wrote:Hello DOTLR,

welcome at Stridaforum :D

I was confused first, so I've edited your subject line, please pardon me.

You're looking for tires (tyres), note that you should use the ETRTO size 40 - 254 too,
perhaps you get better local search results then.

I do agree that matching tyres are still hard to find - therefore, I'm afraid, you don't have much chance to choose the brand :|

https://www.monsterscooterparts.com/144tire-tube.html

https://www.edinburghbicycle.com/kenda-slick-tyre

Good luck,

Chris


Thank you so much for this. This is a big help.

Follow up question,

Do you think I can replace the 14” wheels with a 16” on a strida mini as a sort of upgrade?
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:46 am

DOTLR wrote:Do you think I can replace the 14” wheels with a 16” on a strida mini as a sort of upgrade?


Thanks, while reading your question I suddenly remembered something which is already ten years ago :lol:

Yes, that must be possible, check out below, these are certainly Minis which you can verify by looking at the beltwheel.

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A few more images are here: Strida South Korea gallery (25 pics)

All images belong to users of Cafe Naver/South Korea!

I have some concerns regarding the removal of the rear brake - I'd certainly NOT do that.
Also, I would not leave empty spoke holes on my rims, that is technically feasible - but it doesn't look professional.
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby DOTLR on Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:35 pm

Blackstridaaustria wrote:
DOTLR wrote:Do you think I can replace the 14” wheels with a 16” on a strida mini as a sort of upgrade?


Thanks, while reading your question I suddenly remembered something which is already ten years ago :lol:

Yes, that must be possible, check out below, these are certainly Minis which you can verify by looking at the beltwheel.

Image

Image

A few more images are here: Strida South Korea gallery (25 pics)

All images belong to users of Cafe Naver/South Korea!

I have some concerns regarding the removal of the rear brake - I'd certainly NOT do that.
Also, I would not leave empty spoke holes on my rims, that is technically feasible - but it doesn't look professional.



Thanks. This forum is really helpful.

Would you know if I can replace my 14x1.50 tire with a 14x1.75? Would it fit on the same rim?
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:10 pm

DOTLR wrote:Would you know if I can replace my 14x1.50 tire with a 14x1.75? Would it fit on the same rim?

Unfortunately, I've no experience at all with Strida 14" wheels.
I suppose that would work.

From some experience with 16" (metal spoked) wheels I can tell that 1,75" wide tires are generally no problem.
But caution, this is pretty exactly the border - above 1,75" you may/may not expect trouble with the original rims, depending on width and also brand/type!
Really fat tyres, like Maxxis Hookworms or the monstrous Vans will need custom wheels with extra wide rims definitely.
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby DOTLR on Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:51 am

Blackstridaaustria wrote:
DOTLR wrote:Would you know if I can replace my 14x1.50 tire with a 14x1.75? Would it fit on the same rim?

Unfortunately, I've no experience at all with Strida 14" wheels.
I suppose that would work.

From some experience with 16" (metal spoked) wheels I can tell that 1,75" wide tires are generally no problem.
But caution, this is pretty exactly the border - above 1,75" you may/may not expect trouble with the original rims, depending on width and also brand/type!
Really fat tyres, like Maxxis Hookworms or the monstrous Vans will need custom wheels with extra wide rims definitely.


I was thinking of the schwalbe big apples which are 14x2.0. I wonder if they will fit. I saw on the forum that some members had trouble with them on the 16’s.
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby acbc_liu on Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:05 am

I would say if you upgrade your mini to 16 inch rims you would find it is a very good investment .

Much better riding performance.
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby acbc_liu on Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:12 am

My another Strida mini with 16 inch rims upgrade. Recommended!

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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:32 am

acbc_liu wrote:My another Strida mini with 16 inch rims upgrade. Recommended!


Thank you mate that's very helpful I think.
Could you tell how much clearance you have left over between the frame tubes and the rear wheel?
According to me, the clearance of the rear wheel is a bit smaller than on the front wheel - on full size frames.
Do you think that is equal on Mini frames?
(Meaning that you have to expect clearance issues first at the rear wheel.)

Also, I've made an odd experience with Strida 16" plastic wheels in comparison to original 16" metal spoked wheels - they are "dished" different!
That means that some certain, wide tyres would fit on 16" metal wheels without touching the frame - but the same tyre on a plastic wheel will get in touch with belt or frame tube.
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby acbc_liu on Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:39 pm

Mini upgraded to 16” plastic rim
16x1.25 tire
Front wheel clearance = around 3mm (almost no clearance)
Rear wheel clearance = around 8~9mm

1. It is said that 16” plastic rim is a little heavier than normal metal spoke rim
2. Also, with well adjustment, metal spoke rim has less deformation than plastic rim. And the driving force delivery is more efficient.
3. However, plastic rim need no maintenance and it won’t have metal spoke broken issue.
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby acbc_liu on Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:41 pm

Above post was posted by me. I have no idea why the name was changed?
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:04 pm

acbc_liu wrote:Above post was posted by me. I have no idea why the name was changed?

Me neither; I couldn't find any hint what went wrong, strange.
However, it is no problem to fix this :D

...and many thanks again, I believe that should be sufficient information for DOTLR!

Cheers,

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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby Guest on Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:11 am

acbc_liu wrote:My another Strida mini with 16 inch rims upgrade. Recommended!

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Woah! Awesome.

But no question that you had to lose the fenders huh?

I was eyeing this used strida SX the other day and wanted to buy it but I couldn’t get around it not having the stock fenders. What are you guy’s opinions on this? Are fenders really important to you or is it something that you wouldn’t notice if they weren’t there?
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Re: Strida mini tire replacement?

Postby Bill Wilby on Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:32 am

Hi, I prefer my Strida with fenders, if you don't have them on your Strida they are easy to add, https://stridacanada.ca/product/strida-16-inch-fenders/ https://stridacanada.ca/product/strida- ... h-fenders/

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