Tires for 500lb trike?

Discussion in 'Motorized Trikes' started by jawnn, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. jawnn

    jawnn Member

    I got just about everything for my tandem trike worked out, then realized that tires are going to be a problem.

    I have been having my Schwalbe tires split down the center of the tread before they are worn out. http://commutercycling.blogspot.com/2007/10/tire-liners-expose.html

    And they have only about 175 lbs on each tire at the most (fully loaded bike)

    The trike will have 20" tires, so I can't use an Armadillo tire.

    I was looking at this video of a vehicle that has some strong looking tires but they look like they maybe solid tire. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1n5pjtybqE&feature=player_embedded

    Any ideas where I can get a really strong 20 tire? for 250lbs@?
     

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Didn't someone say moped tires would fit a 20 inch rim?
     
  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    This might help.
     

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  4. tjs323626

    tjs323626 Member

    I have used 2.50 X 16 moped tires on 20" bike rims. I think they are very close to the 20" bike tires in with. These are more sturdy than the bike tires I have seen, being used at highway speeds and DOT rated they should work well.
     
  5. jawnn

    jawnn Member

    fiting bicycle rims?

    Moped tires fits bicycle rims? Now that I think of it I may have seen this done.

    Any suggestions of the tires that should be used? a link would help.
     
  6. tjs323626

    tjs323626 Member

  7. hammer5312

    hammer5312 Member

    Where did you get the conversion chart from?
     
  8. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    A friend who is a bicycle restoration fanatic - especially old Murray bikes - and a builder of customized mopeds and motorized bikes e-mailed it to me.

    He thought I might find it useful. He was correct.
     
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