Difference between revisions of "Tire"

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The sizing of tires moped tires can be confusing. For example, a 20" tire actually measures 16".
 
The sizing of tires moped tires can be confusing. For example, a 20" tire actually measures 16".
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Moped tires are most often sized at either 17" or 16". [[Motobecane]], [[Peugeot]], [[Puch]], [[Kreidler]] and other mopeds typically came stock with 17" wheels / tires, whereas [[Italian mopeds]] such as [[Cimatti]] and [[Vespa]] typically came with 16" wheels / tires.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:34, 15 August 2006

A tire is a device covering the circumference of a wheel. It is an essential part of most ground vehicles and is used to dampen the oscillations caused by irregularities in the road surface, to protect the wheel from wear and tear as well as to provide a high-friction bond between the vehicle and the ground to improve acceleration and handling.

Moped tires are manufactured from synthetic rubber.

The sizing of tires moped tires can be confusing. For example, a 20" tire actually measures 16".

Moped tires are most often sized at either 17" or 16". Motobecane, Peugeot, Puch, Kreidler and other mopeds typically came stock with 17" wheels / tires, whereas Italian mopeds such as Cimatti and Vespa typically came with 16" wheels / tires.

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