The original equipment Semperit tires on the ’66 Puch 250 SGS are getting a wee bit, well, tired. With my current push to get the old girl road legal I’ve ordered tires and checked the brake pads. Really, it’s time I showed the bike some love, especially after several years of being ridden hard and put away wet at Paris, literally.
I’ve ordered a pair of Duro HF319 from a local dealer, the tread pattern looks pretty vintage so they should look right. Part number : 113113
- Designed as a general replacement tire
- Excellent load carrying capabilities
- Can be used as a front and rear tire
- Excellent puncture resistance
I mean really, isn’t that the basic description of a tire?!
I will also look into getting a 16″ rim for the Velorex to lower the hack as it is currently wearing a 19″ – then perhaps I’ll need another Duro.
I came upon this page from a Sears catalogue a while back, it is a great illustration of the Puch badged as a Sears Allstate, although I think the illustrator didn’t understand how brake and clutch levers worked. I’m pretty intrigued by the brown sack outfit the guy on the left is wearing. Is that rain gear?