Re: Wheel Balance
I too concure with Bairdco regarding the benefits of balancing a bicycle wheel. It has been my experience that cheap-o tires, the ones with built in lumps will cause you greater road problems than balance. We're just not going fast enough for it to really matter. I gave the advice above because it was answering a man's question. Guess I should have elaborated on my feelings a little more when I had the chance. I've balanced my wheels and could discern no difference in ride. I typically cruise in the lower to mid 20s but occasionally romp on it for short periods and at those speeds the bikes feel the same with or without the efforts of balancing. There there's the 'Slime' thing. Why go through all the sweat of balancing when you have a glob of rather heavy viscous liquid rolling around inside the tube?
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