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Old 12-08-2012, 10:03 AM
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Default Re: Motorized Bicycle Take a Tip...Leave a Tip

Originally Posted by OblivionsKey View Post
Heres a tip, get a bike with good brakes lol. Also narrow tires seem to make turning radius bigger.

If you can't swing disk brakes, or the even more expensive drum brakes, the inline style, or V brakes, are almost a necessity for safety, when you get out in traffic. There is really no way to predict what Others will do!

Narrow tires might be a good option for an outright speed run in a straight line, on a very good surface. Way back when, Auggie said he was very happy he had selected a medium width tire when he ran at Bonneville. He said the cracks in the salt would have swallowed a narrower tire! NOT gud!

Yes, turning radius may be larger, because there will be less gripping surface and the tire will scrub more.

The larger tires also offer some degree of suspension... quite valuable on city streets, driveway aprons, and such. They protect the rim!

My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!
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