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Old 07-16-2006, 11:02 AM   #1
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WEIRD technical question about tires.

this one has been bugging the $#it out of me for about a week now...

why in the are motorcycle tires measured the way they are...think about it...

the width is measured in mm (metric) and the radius in inches (english) ! ! !

:dontknow: :dontknow:

who was sniffing the dry erase markers at the drawing board ?!?!?1

and im also curious what is the metric equivalent of 17 inches, and why didnt they just use that...
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:11 AM   #2
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thats all tires... BUDDY
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:20 AM   #3
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ok, whatever....but that still doesnt explain why part of the measurement is metric and part english.

free cookie to whoever can give an answer doesnt suck.
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Old 07-16-2006, 11:42 AM   #4
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wheels are measured in STANDARD... and tires are measured in metric.... THERE
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ok, well then how come everythng else on my bike is metric, but the wheels are standard....same problem...
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who cares.... wheels are measured in inches on EVERY CAR... lol
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wheels are done in standard because we dont use metric in the us.... and tires are metric because people dont know how to use fractions
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17 inches is equal to 43.18 centimeters

hmmm
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if im not mistaken the us is the only country that uses "standard" as a system of measuring.... now for a quote from ryan. you work at nasa? are you the guy that converts standard to metric?? LMAO..... BOOOOOOOM
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17 inches is equal to 43.18 centimeters

hmmm
yeah see... its not cool to say i have 43.18 cm wheels... i have 17's
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yeah, but they coulda have rounded it to 43 or 44.

44's sound pretty good..
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yeah see... its not cool to say i have 43.18 cm wheels... i have 17's
that would be like going to buy some 8 and 7.5/10 tires
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yeah, but they coulda have rounded it to 43 or 44.

44's sound pretty good..
not when there are people rolling on 120's
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everybody knows its a system from the days of old when the aliens visited
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not when there are people rolling on 120's
or 200s
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