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Old 06-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Well a weird thing I noticed was its around .8 miles less going to work ( in a overall distance of 63 miles with a 34 to 40 psi pressure increase in the tires, or around .5 miles per 40 less revolutions of the tire.

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:21 PM   #32 (permalink)
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quick math on that around 1.25 % less revs at the higher tire pressure
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:59 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Your tire pressure, I'm told, should not change revs per mile THAT much (steel belts will only stretch ever so little). If you have a GPS unit, use it to calibrate your odometer distance versus GPS distance. If you don't have a GPS unit, do what I did and head over to ridewithgps.com and plot your commute very carefully and then drive that exact route several times and see what the difference is. Your commute sounds like it's a good candidate. I did this and discovered a 5.5% undercount. I have since checked and confirmed it with a borrowed GPS.

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