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Old 02-27-2011, 07:04 PM
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I rode up to Cook's Corner a little earlier this afternoon and among the hundreds of bikes, this one really stood out. It was a heavily modified Road Glide with a 26" front wheel! I didn't even realize that was possible. The tire size was 120/50/26. The bike also had an air powered center stand that retracted with a flip of a switch. One sick ride for sure.

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:17 PM
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I seen several at the Easyrider bike show a few weeks ago with 30" front wheels, from what I have heard they are not for everyday riding. Looks killer but are mostly for show.
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I think they look sweet, I would like to put a 23 inch spoke on mine one day.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:47 PM
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I've seen serveral, looks cool, but not for me
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:57 PM
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I think the roadside was done by sikpipes. It was in hotline a while back.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:02 PM
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that bikes been around for a whil can't remember the name of the shop, think they're out of vegas, it wins a lot of show, looks like its been retired, and starting to get ridden, I don't like the clown bike look, just too big a ft tire, looks like a cartoon, the rest of the bike looks very cool and well done, just too big a ft tire
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:04 PM
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That is funny!
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:54 PM
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Until a guy can find some more realistic symmetry between front and rear wheel sizes, I personallly think the massive front is too much. Unless you are looking for that big wheel look, the rear needs to be within 8" of the rear. The movement into "baller" rims on bikes, imho, needs to be reasonable. Hell the front rim alone will require such a small amount of rubber, not to mention the cost, that the bike will be rendered unridable. Unless you are strictly show, the bike will be a "bar hopper" at best. Just my 20 cents of course. It looks isvk, but can you ride it across country, without a trailer?
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Just the tire for that is like $400.00. I couldn't imagine the cost of the wheel. Looks cool though
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Building a '10 right now with a 26", seeing lots of them at rides and shows. We'll see how it rides once it's done.. using a bolt on triple tree conversion with air ride forks. Guys I've asked say they ride great, again we'll see.
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