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    Any body making 4:50 X18 tires besides Coker.Most options seem to be 4:00x18.
    I will probably go with Coker Firestone diamond tread but was wondering what else may be out there.
    Thanks
    Tom

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    I've been buying tires from Universal Vintage Tire Co., in Hershey,PA. for many years. My catalog indicates they offer a wide variety of M/C tires as well as those for other vintage vehicles. www.universaltire.com ; 1 800- 231-9980. catalog (nice) and price list upon request, I got mine back in '14. digital may be available. C2K

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    My friends and I have had real good luck as far as steering, handling, wear, etc. with Cokers Firestone ANS (All Non Skid) that was used in the forties. I have a 18-4.50 on the rear and a 19- 4.00 on the front of my '40 El. Some Cokers leave a lot to be desired but these work well no complaints. I've used the Firestone diamond tread as well. They seemed to wear a little faster.
    DrSprocket

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    Thanks C2k,I have seen universal at meets and a look at their web shows some that are idenified as cokers and a Firestone ans that is not,but my guess is its the Coker.
    DR.S,Thanks for the feedback.I have Cokers in the old firestone and diamond tread but not enough miles to judge wear,and just wanted to maybe try some Avons or something else but it seems like those options are 4:00x18.
    Thanks again
    Tom

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    I switched on my 33 from 400-18 to Coker 450- 18 Firestone I am well satisfied

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    Thnaks for that feedback,
    Tom

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    I like the Heidenau tyres because they are speed rated, unlike the Cokers, and less expensive. Their Website shows a 4.00 x 18 with the comment that other sizes are coming. It might be worth calling them as they are trying hard to get a chunk of the market.

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    The japanese company All State Tyres makes really nice tires vintage american bikes. Guess they are more expensive than other options in particular in the US. but they really look good and I have heared they are very good too: The "safety" model is available in 4-50-18.

    http://allstate-tires.com/product/al...d-3-5-19-inch/

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    Thanks for that link.Nice looking safety at 4:50x18,but I could find no pricing,no way to order and the closest north american distributor is the Shop in Vancuver.
    I guess I could contact them but weird you make vintage tires with no us distributor or online ordering.
    Thanks
    Tom
    Thanks Steve,I have seen Hiedenau at meets and will check their catalog.
    Tom

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    Tom, I think this is a a distributor in Texas:

    https://www.westcoastchoppers.com/pr...allstate-tires

    In Europe/EU I only found a dealer in Denmark that lists them for 2200DKR which is around 300 Euros. Quite costy, but compared to the prices of some of our old bikes and these old bikes really benefit from tires that look "right".

    Florian

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