Classic Bike Guide

Firestone rubber for classics and customs


Looking for a touch of custom class, originalit­y or period charm in your rubber? Firestone's zig zag tread on its Deluxe Champion tyres suits the look of many 1950s and 60s classics and has been the go-to look for custom builders, with its chunkiness making it the thing to have on brats, bobbers or café racers.

They might not have quite the grip of more modern tread patterns, but for those seeking authentici­ty they have few equals. Specialist tyre dealer Vintage Tyres has the Firestone tyres in stock now in these sizes: 5.00-16 which are ideal for Harleys and Sunbeam S7s, 3.50-18 to fit dozens of classic British and Italian middleweig­hts and 19in tyres in 3.25-19 as a popular front fitment and 4.00-19 as a rear fitment.

Vintage Tyres can be found at www.vintagetyr­

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