Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wheels and Tires...

I know I've been posting an awful lot about the Beach Cruiser, but it's been what I've been spending most of my time doing these last few days, so it's really about all that I have to post about.

I got the new bell on tonight, but I didn't get any good pictures of it. It looks and sounds great, though.

But that's not what this post is about. This post is about the wheels and tires that I'll be getting for the bike. Cathy actually ordered the wheels for me as a birthday gift today. My birthday is a month away, but Amazon was running low on the wheels that I wanted, so she went ahead and ordered them. She said that if I want them early, she will give them to me so that I can get them on the bike whenever I want. I haven't yet decided if I want to get them early, but I'm leaning towards going ahead and getting them whenever they get here.

I ended up going with Nirve wheels, because the other Nirve products have been pretty good stuff. I was originally going to go with black, but I wasn't sure that black would look right with the chrome and red that the bike has going on. I then thought about maybe going with just aluminum, but that didn't seem like the best either. Nirve makes a bright red wheel, which would have worked, but the red would have probably been just different enough from the paint on the bike that it might not have looked right.

So, what did I end up going with?? How about CREAM!!!!

The cream colored rims should look great with the red color of the bike. It's also just different enough to really stand out, but not look completely insane like the red wheels would have.

To go with them, I'm going to have to get some new tires. So, what kind of tire would possibly look just great on a cream wheel?? How about a cream tire??

That's a Fat Frank style tire by Schwalbe. It's a bit wider than most Beach Cruiser tires, but not enough to require any kind of different hardware. I believe that the fenders will not need to be adjusted at all in order to fit with the Fat Frank tires. They will be basically the exact same color as the wheels, so that should look really slick. They also have an added advantage, as well. They have a reflective strip around the entire circumference of the tire. So that means you can remove the reflectors from the wheels and still have the safety of having reflectors at night.

I'm thinking that this combination is going to look great on the bike. I can't wait to get it all on there!!

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