balloon tire

balloon tire

n.
A wide pneumatic tire designed for full inflation at relatively low pressure, used especially in certain early bicycles and motor vehicles.

balloon′ tire`


n.
a broad tire filled with air at low pressure, used esp. in bicycles and early automobiles.
[1890–95]
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Kevin Ancell park riding a purple-flaked balloon tire.
The low-pressure balloon tire pioneered by Firestone in 1922 nearly doubled tire life from 8,000 to 15,000 miles.
Fat bikes are mountain bikes with huge balloon tires, usually about 4 inches wide, twice the size of a normal mountain bike tire.
Suspension: tire suspension through special balloon tires
Larger units would be towed by a tractor with oversized balloon tires.
The CMC recommended that the decision to ban the use and import of balloon tires should be reviewed until suitable alternatives are adopted.
Beginning with Harroun's rearview mirror and continuing through balloon tires, front-wheel drive racers, and the gas turbine engine that almost won the race in 1967, Indianapolis has always fostered innovation.
Henry Ford refused to recognize that his beloved T was long past its "use by" date, although, at the prodding of company officials and his son, Edsel, he did agree to offer wire wheels and balloon tires, as well as different body colors.
Of course, my chair had features such as balloon tires and removable armrests--not typical of standard, hospital-style chairs.
Answering a challenge from Grant Peterson, owner of Rivendell Bicycles in California and publisher of the Rivendell Reader newsletter, Co-Motion has been working for the past year to design a high-performing bike for cyclists whose weight has limited them to heavy-duty single-speeds with balloon tires and coaster brakes.
The coffee table in Al Glass's Siesta Key house is a marble disk on industrial balloon tires.