Tire Size for Board Track Racer

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Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone could tell me an appropriate tire size to use with a drop loop board track racer replica? I'm planning on custom fabricating the frame with 4130 steel tubing and using a gc160 engine so I'm planning on it being relatively heavy. I didn't know if it should go with a 26in with thinner tires or a 24 in with rather thick tires. I'm somewhat concerned with proportions but safety is paramount. I put a 2 stroke on my hybrid bike and kept the stock tires and wheels but I figured there's a lot less power and weight with that.
 
BTR of the 1920s had 28" x 3" tires that went on 22" rims

Pat from Sportsman Flyer used 26" wheels from Worksman Cycles

You might find this thread helpful

 
622 or 584 rims are going to be the closest in size if you use bike rims. Motorcycle rims are always an option. I've heard 22 inch rims are about 26 inches once the tires are on.
 
BTR of the 1920s had 28" x 3" tires that went on 22" rims

Pat from Sportsman Flyer used 26" wheels from Worksman Cycles

You might find this thread helpful

I appreciate the input. I'll check it out.
 
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