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Old 05-18-2009, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
CapriRacer
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I'm wondering:

1) Since inflation pressure is a major factor in the spring rate of a tire, and since tires grow (and shrink) based on that pressure, that setting the pressure accurately enough might be a problem!

2) Since most of the rolling resistance inherent in a tire itself is a function of the tread compound, would differences in the weight of the other components adversely affect the accuracy of the result? Put another way: Would the presence (or absence) of rim flange protectors have an effect on the results?
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