Michelin tire for friction drive bike

Discussion in 'Friction Drive' started by 66cc-outlaw, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. 66cc-outlaw

    66cc-outlaw New Member

    Just wanted to share some pictures of my new tire. The local bike shop had this for $45. I went with this one because all the others I have tried get eaten up pretty quickly.
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  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    Let us know how long your Michelin lasts.

    When I changed from friction drive to a shift kit with a powerful engine, now my back tire lasts for YEARS! with lots of tread left.
  3. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    you just have to love kevlar beads, dont you? folding a tyre up like that looks wrong.

    but that, seriously, is a michelin pilot for a PUSHBIKE? interesting... very interesting :)

    tried em out on a moto once. expensive, gripped well but i felt a bit off on the cornering? they were meant to be the best!

    also, i noticed a slight tendency to wear on one side. after i sorta noticed it, a week later...the other side was bald!

    not the centre mind you...and was on the front. didnt favor it any more, just happened.

    but, they do have a reputation for making high mileage tyres, so yeah...see how it goes :)

    a lot depends on rollers and tread type. knobby tread disintergrates rapidly. slicks last for ever. too large a roller, slipping, will shred anything.
    good teeth on a roller will only shred if they slip...once again, wrong sizing. but theyre great when sized properly :)

    a five year old tyre lasts twice as long as a newly purchased tyre ive found.
  4. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Headsmess "a five year old tyre lasts twice as long as a newly purchased tyre ive found." That sounds like Obama math there, doesn't add up...........op that looks like a good tire for FD, kinda pricey but maybe it last because of better materials used and it will be money well spent. Flats suck the big one.
  5. dchevygod

    dchevygod Member

    I've found that Kenda 838's are a good slick tire, hell they share a pattern with the 8" x4" pneumatic 671 tires on my gopeds! They have been seen at the Dicks sporting goods for a price you won't believe! I gained 2 mph on the bike in my avatar pic " 38mph on WTB velociraprors, 40.1 on Kenda 838's with 27cc's of Zenoah power"
  6. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    I don't have any experience with that particular tire but if it's the same rubber as in the michelin country junior it will last you for years
  7. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    For the money, I really like the Kenda 841-c. I've been running one
    all summer with no visible wear, but then I always pedal off before
    opening the throttle, and I never goose it. $17 shipped.

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