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1960 D7 Restoration. Tyre Replacements - which size 3.00or 2.75 ?
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John McGann
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September 14, 2018 - 2:08 pm
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Hi. 

I’m restoring my 1960 D7 and replacing the original tyres which are Avon 3.00 -18, but read some comments that some new tyres might rub on the mudguards. Should I buy 2.75 to be sure they don’t rub or are there other new makes that would be okay? Any feedback would be appreciated.

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I am soon to put new boots on mine. I shall be going for a pair of Avon Streetrunners. 3.00 x 18 on the rear and 2.75 x 18 on the front. Depends what brand and look you want to go for. I have heard that some 3.00 x 18 fitted to the front may rub a little so 2.75 seems a safe choice and won’t compromise the handling. Should be better than the 25 year old Pirelli Mandrake that’s on my rear at the moment.

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Type the following into your browser's search  box and you will be inundated with info on tyres.

replacement tyres site:bsabantamclub.com/forum

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I have found that Cheng sin and Dunlop K82  3.00 x 18" are too fat on the front so fitted 2.75 x 18".

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Thanks for the info guys. I’ll play safe and go for 2.75 on the front and 3.00 on the rear.

Cheers.

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