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Old 12-15-2012, 01:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I suppose you could grease the tyres up and see if the reduction in friction helps any.


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When I was in high school, I had a buddy who was a bit of a prankster. He convinced his little brother to oil the caliper brake pads and rims of his bicycle. Needless to say, the little brother had a little more excitement than he planned on when it was time to use the brakes the first time...

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Old 12-15-2012, 04:37 AM   #12 (permalink)
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When I was in high school, I had a buddy who was a bit of a prankster. He convinced his little brother to oil the caliper brake pads and rims of his bicycle. Needless to say, the little brother had a little more excitement than he planned on when it was time to use the brakes the first time...
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I like the idea of painter's tape to catch bugs, but they only bother me on my windshield. What can you do about that?

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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There may be some surface design that could be used on high flow areas such as mirrors and such for a tiny gain, or to delay flow separation , might be worth an experiment or just so you feel like your improving it, how about a golf ball textured mirror surface.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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When I was confined to an electric wheelchair we use to wrap the tires in silver duct tape and go sliding around, like out side on the grass.

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Old 12-15-2012, 06:34 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Well all good there, In the field of sailboat racing , certain bottom paints have been outlawed because they are pricey to install on the boat , but they work , some of them employ a surface described as sharks'skin,

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