- Jun 15, 2008
I'm thinking of using this idea but first i wanna try black plastic PVC piping(round/unribbed/semi-flexable 2" water piping)I've had good luck using the "tire within a tire" method. Haven't had a flat in a few months.
I've also changed routes. Before, I rode on the glass-ridden bikepath.
Now I ride down the middle of the highway and boulevards.
All five rollers look brand new.
I'm thinking of using this idea but first i wanna try black plastic PVC piping(round/unribbed/semi-flexable 2" water piping)
Cut it in halves & lay it down as a super tough tyre liner....it's also very thin which helps.
My advice....do NOT buy the Titan setup if your planning to ride for extended periods on dirt roads.That's a good idea. I think I have some of that pipe in my garage. It's already coiled and may just fit right in the tire.
I'm now looking at the Titan set up from Thatsdax again. I like the simplicity of a friction drive but I just think there's too many hills here in the Rockies for that type of set up. Thatsdax and the Titan both seem to get great reviews. I would rather have the Subaru engine than the Titan and the simplicity of a friction drive over a chain drive but I guess everything is a trade off. At least I could ride the chain drive on wet streets, which there's been a lot of here this Spring, the Titan should have more power for the hills too. I just wonder about the lifespan of a Chinese engine compared to a Japanese engine.
You'll be fine then......even a small amount of dirt would be fine,but NOT extended periods at high speeds.Don't plan on any dirt road riding.
You'll be fine then......even a small amount of dirt would be fine,but NOT extended periods at high speeds.
BTW...if u do that plastic piping mod before me don't forget to sand/file any sharp/rough surfaces that come into contact with the tube.