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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-20-2019, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Bias Belted vs Radial

Hi, I have been looking at the various "vintage" tires eg Firestone Deluxe Champion, Shinko Clasic 240 & 270 etc. My question is what "vintage tire" is made in radial ? The Shinko is modern compound and S & H rated, but still Bias Belted. The Dunlop 401, 402, etc are all bias tires. Are all the radial tires the round tread type ?
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By their very nature, "vintage" tires would be bias tires
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I am not talking New Old Stock, but modern rubber compound, 'vintage tread design', with radial construction.
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I am not talking New Old Stock, but modern rubber compound, 'vintage tread design', with radial construction.


There is/was a company that specialized in making exactly that for both cars and bikes.
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There is/was a company that specialized in making exactly that for both cars and bikes.
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https://www.cokertire.com/

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What Kainam said↑↑↑↑↑↑ These will all be Bias Ply.

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are radials marked anywhere?
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Should be an R included in the size designation.
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Thanks peeps, I knew of Coker, and that they were bias belted. I was hoping that someone knew of radials, like Avon for example. Unfortunately, only in the round tread pattern.
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