When is it too cold and icy to ride? When these tires look good!
I was working on installing new tires, Schwalbe Marathon Plus w/ SmartGuard wire, that Rivendell Bikes got me to ride across the country: 4200 miles and 0 flats. Eventually they do wear out. If I had advice to give my son it would be this: Spend a lot of money on the tires. The $/mile…… Continue reading Advice a Father Passes To His Son About Tires
I have had a great deal of mail on the tires. I had my tires recommended by the folks at Rivendell Bicycle Works and that made all the difference. Keven may not think I am riding on a wide enough tire, and he had to work a great deal for him to get me on…… Continue reading Keeping the Rubber Side Down
I learned a lot about tire pressure and tire wear touring last summer. But this article from Jan Heine on Adventure Cycling Association’s site taught me about the science behind optimal tire pressure. 200903_PSIRX_Heine
I may not be the last person to figure this out; however, I feel like it. I apply talc (baby powder) to my tubes to restrict pinch flats and ease all sorts of issues. And to speed finding objects in my tires I always mount the same way, the label on the tire is bisected…… Continue reading Baby Powder your tires as well as your tubes