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Wider swinging arm for Slimline Featherbed

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Re: Wider swinging arm for Slimline Featherbed

Postby acotrel » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:30 pm

Ken McIntosh might sell a wide swing arm to accomodate a fat tyre, but his bike that Cameron Donald rides at Phillip Island has 19 inch wheels and skinny tyres.
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Re: Wider swinging arm for Slimline Featherbed

Postby robs ss » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:35 pm

I detailed Ken McIntosh's offering about 6 posts ago - It is made to accept up to 120 width tyre
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Re: Wider swinging arm for Slimline Featherbed

Postby acotrel » Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:53 pm

The one I looked at was at Phillip Island about 5 years ago
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Re: Wider swinging arm for Slimline Featherbed

Postby acotrel » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:03 pm

I was talking about this with a friend who raced a Manx in the UK in the 60s. He said he was at Broadford recently when Jed Metcher was riding one of Rex Wolfenden's T-Rex Hondas. He came back into the pits and had a skinnier rear tyre fitted, then went out and broke the lap record. I think a lot about tyres is about CONFIDENCE rather than any real advantage.
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