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Old 05-09-2009, 03:33 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Richard-NL
No, it doesn't.

Stock steel rim for MCC Smart:

3 1/2J x 15" rim, for tire size 135/70R15
4 J x 15" rim for tire size 145/65R15
5 1/2 x 15" rim for tire size 175/55 R15

the rim only weighs 6 kg and rim and tire together 15 kg. (Hardly any differences in weight in the different sizes)

i think mikepa is right in the statement that availability for sidecar tires is improved in the states.
i've driven a 2cv michelin tire on the rear of my my Triumph in the past, the original with 2 ply sidewalls. it was horrible, it floated all around the corners. nowdays i'm using the low Smart front tires, they're great, solid cornering. i don't want to use anything else than the 135/65/15 continentals. to my knowledge the only alternative for the old high 2cv tires is the current Mabor brand.
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