Posts Tagged ‘inch’

The Fattest Bicycle Tires You’ll Ever See – Presenting the Mighty 26 x 4.0 – It’s Like a Motorcycle Without an Engine

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

As seen on Ashbury:

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Outrageousness: Eighth-Generation Buick Riviera on Conestoga Wheels – What are These, Twenty-Eight Inchers?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The secret is to make your super-tall aftermarket wheels thin, the better to allow your whip to, you know, turn left and right:

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Conestoga Wagon Wheel Fever – Catch It

San Francisco’s Mid-Market Renaissance Continues: Now You Can Buy Flat-Panel LED TV’s at 7th and Market

Monday, September 17th, 2012

You know, in addition to all the iPhones:

Seen walking away from the open-air stolen iPhone market on the north side of this very intersection: 

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Next month, fences will have to start charging 10 cents for each booty bag. Cause it’ll be The Law. So that’ll be $20 for that TV plus 10 cents for the bag. And the remote? Well, you’ll have to look it up and buy one online…

The Absurdity of 21-Inch Ice-and-Snow Tires on Your Audi Touareg 4WD Station Wagon

Monday, February 28th, 2011

I don’t know, you see all kinds of wheel set-ups in the Western Addition but this rig, an Audi Q7 owned by a NoPA yuppie on Divisadero, takes the cake.

1. The ginourmous wheels have interlocked rings, so that goes to show that Audi made these ridiculous things just for this vehicle. These aren’t aftermarket wheels or nothing.

2. And the  low-profile, 295/35 tires say “ICE & SNOW” right on the sidewall, so that shows that Pirelli made some ridiculously-wide tires just for the snow.

So the owner didn’t make any great customizing effort or anything on his/her own, but the result is, if anything, more absurd than what you’d see on Pimp My Ride or whatnot.

Sure, 295/35-21 = 29.1″ tall but things still don’t add up:

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Is this a “premium” set-up? No.

Is this a “performance” set-up? No.

But did it cost a lot of dough to buy and maintain? Yes.

And is it only really useful for leaving a pair of foot-wide-plus tracks in the snow? Yes.

But do your expensive wheels mean that, at some point, you will:

need to get towed off wet grass?”

Oh well.

When oh when will the absurdly-big wheel craze come to an end?

Low Turnout at Sunday Streets Mission Due to World Cup Final

Monday, July 12th, 2010

JMO, sorry. Does Sunday Streets really make business “boom?” I don’t know.

All’s I know is that some people like it and some people don’t.

24th Street looked like a ghost town compared with SSes past, but all the bars were full with sports fans:

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Mostly the same old thing, but this 36′er(?) caught my eye. (I’ve heard of 29ers, but these wheels are huge…)

 I can’t say I know how this piano steers. You could see the keys going up and down:

And the SFMTA was out there giving away crappy bike lights. (Turtle lights are good as a back-up, though.)

See you at the next SS!

San Francisco’s Best Imported Vehicle of 2009 is an Aging Lexus SC

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Now, if you look in the book, it’ll tell you that the biggest wheels that can possibly fit on your aging first-generation Lexus SC300 (or SC400) measure 20 inches in diameter.

But you, you don’t let that hold you back. So how big are these dubs? Twenty-something inches, anyway. They’re the primary reason this 4-seat (sort of) coupe, straight outta of the Higashifuji Technical Center, is San Francisco’s Best Imported Vehicle of 2009.

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Can Your Chevy Impala SS Handle 26 Inch Wheels? Well, This One Can

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Of course, a few adjustments were necessary…
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