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My 16 yr old son has a TW, and now his 16 year old best Friend has saved his money all summer and bought a 1987 TW with 2500 miles on it, a slight tear in the seat and dry rotted tires. Otherwise, not a scratch on the bike, and it runs great. (paid $800)



so, He does not have a lot of money, and to be honest, the existing tires might be fine, but they are really cracked, so I told him he can not ride it until he has BETTER tires. What I am hoping for is a good set of "take off" factory tires that someone on this board has, from when they changed their tires to new ones.



Stock tires with some life left in them would do this kid fine.



I have a commercial UPS account and could have them picked up, and if you are in the Upper Midwest, I have other carriers I use. We are just west of Chicago.



I think this TW Bug has bit... I am looking for another one for me...
 

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I have a set of front and rear stock tires that still have plenty of meat left on them. I am not sure how old they are, but when it is daylight I will take a look at them and maybe take some pics if you are interested.



You can have them for free if you arrange for them to be picked up. I am in the San Francisco bay area, zip code 94566. Let me know.



Brian
 

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I have a free front tire (500 miles) from my 1993 bike no cracks/weathering. My bike was purchased last year-bike was always garaged-with a cover on it. Shipping zip code 89005
 

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If nothing else above pans out, I have a Bridgestone Trail Wing 42 (front) I would give away for free. It's 3-4 years old and still in good shape. Never kept track of milage, but I would guess about 1,000 miles. I'm swapping it out for a Shinko SR244 that I found off the local craigslist, otherwise I would keep it on until it wore out. Caldwell, ID zip; 83607. (But I don't live in town!)



Should anyone else want it, I will give it away for free +shipping.
 

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If anyone is wondering about the age of their tires, scan the sidewall and look for the DOT markings. It will be DOT and a string of alphanumeric characters ending with 4 numbers. The last 4 numbers XXYY are the week of manufacture XX and the year YY. If it says 0604 then the tire was made on week 6 of 2004.



Tires may "look" good but they may not actually be good.
 

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thank you for the responses! I will check n shipping and let you know. Brian has both front a rear so I will check on the shipping tomorrow an let you know!

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lets see, 23 year old rotten tires and a young rider, bad- very bad- very very bad

tires are the #1 piece of safety equipment. have him mow some yards and save for NEW tires
 
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