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Old 09-05-2015, 01:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Coastal Southern California
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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After 16 days without the bike, stumped on how to repair a flat because of a problem with tire fit and selection and thorn resistance, I'm back on the road. I have a hybrid rear wheel in a road bike. Clearance for a tire that also is wide enough for the bead to match the rim well without extra tools... bit of a challenge. But also, 3 flats in 700 miles gave me the feeling I'd better get thorn resistance too... now selction and fit became a major PITA. I tested different sizes. The magic is a 28mm width 700c tire with a thorn resistant tread. It replaces the 23mm tire that was always a horror tk fit back on the wheel.

Side benefit: the bigger tire absorbs shocks better and has eliminated a worrying electric cutoff problem I had been unable to resolve by other means... did 8 miles today... about to go do 6 more...


See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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