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Old 10-06-2010, 01:23 PM
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Cool Re: front tires and their effects on wobbling at "high" speeds

It sounds like the wheel rim may be out of round- a spoked wheel is both trued from side to side and also rounded when assembled or adjusted.

Cruiser wheels tend to be less trued at retail because they don't need to ride between cliper brakes- which more reveal their true and roundness-

Regular cruiser tires are fairly knobby, and caused me a lot of unpleasant vibes- when I switched to 1.75 street tread it was both a more pleasant top end, and an easier pedal- I've since gone to a 27 x 1 1/4 wheel with a campy brake.

I think the heavier the tire, the more likely the tire itself may be unbalanced- I haven't ever really seen that as a problem- in years as a mechanic- but maybe the higher speed of otoring may reveal imperfections in tires.
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