Middleweight Ballooners

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  1. Cruiserdude94

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    I need some inspiration for a surprise build that Im doing for my father and I need some middleweight ballooners to get my ideas flowing, please help me out guys!
     
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  2. Wildcat

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    Usually, putting balloon tires (2.125" width) on a middleweight frame will mean doing away with fenders, as there isn't enough clearance. Sometimes there isn't isn't enough frame clearance for the fatter tires. Middleweights usually came new with 1.75" width tires. I've put the wider tires on a few different middleweight frames. This is a Typhoon, a middleweight, with 2.125 tires:

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    Sweet that is exactly what I needed to know!!
     
  5. SCHWINNRAY69

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    These are both middleweights with 26x2.125 balloon tires.
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    It's snug.
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  7. ReVo

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    It has Ballooner fenders, but it started off as a Typhoon middle weight. Bit of a tight fit, but 26x2.125 tires work. Good luck with your build!
     
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    Usually, it's easy to fit balloons in a Schwinn MW, but harder to do so with many other marques.
     
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    Early 60's Columbia Torpedo [Made in Westfield, Ma.]
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  10. Alby Moore

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    Here's my '64 Huffy Eldorado with 2.125 whitewallls.The fenders are replacements from Wald. Clearance is close, but nothing rubs at least- [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like the middleweight (#952) fenders on there? Nice ride. :113:

     
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    maby u dont know they make a almost balloon tire for the middle weight bikes that fit the 26x13/4 and here it is 1-26 x1=3/4 and they make a 2-26x1=3/4 which is almost like a balloon tier made for the s7 wheel u can get them at your local bike shop or they can order them for u they look real nice on a middle weight with no problem belinda_s
     
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    1962 Typhoon
     
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    farm bike.jpg 1963 Flying O Lancer, 26 x 2.125 Duro Beach Bum tires, they fit tight. It looks a lot better than when I picked it up 20160224_094550.jpg IMG_2018.JPG
     
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    Wow, that sure is a beauty! [And mighty familiar, didnt this cross ZVB on facebook just the other day? ;) ;)] -Erin
     
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