Wasting tires away

DieselTech

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Just so you know...Mine broke because of factory drilled holes...not my ample "assests" as regards my lard butt...lol.
LmfaošŸ¤£šŸ˜‚ & yeah I havent done what @Karl Snarl recommends by tack welding the holes shut in the frame. I know it needs done thou. The only reason the holes are in the frame is so water & condensation can drip out, so it dont collect water & freeze & bulge the tubing or split it. I've seen it happen, but this bike dont see much water.
 

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OK, when I had my old motorized bike a few years ago, I remember that thing ate up tires soo quickly because of pedaling the bike and then releasing the clutch to engage the motor!
What do you consider a quickly wearing out tire? How many miles were you getting out of your rear tire?

Weighing 200 lbs 1,000 - 1,500 miles is about normal for a regular 26 x 2.125 rear bicycle tire on a M/B
 

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What do you consider a quickly wearing out tire? How many miles were you getting out of your rear tire?

Weighing 200 lbs 1,000 - 1,500 miles is about normal for a regular 26 x 2.125 rear bicycle tire on a M/B
Ive still got a set of my Kevlar tires from the old broken Cranbrook frame that i kept as spares...They have 3000 miles on them and still retained 75% of their tread with no worn down areas like bald spots etc...lol.
 

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Just so you all know...I actually "rotate" my tires, just like with a car...every 1000 miles or so, I put the rear tire in front and front tire in the rear in order to have even tire wear...And YES, i realise that sounds "anal retentive"...lol...but i gotta be me...lol.
 

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Just so you all know...I actually "rotate" my tires, just like with a car...every 1000 miles or so, I put the rear tire in front and front tire in the rear in order to have even tire wear...And YES, i realise that sounds "anal retentive"...lol...but i gotta be me...lol.
On my GEBE 35cc honda belt drive bike, if I didnt rotate the rear with the front every 700 miles, I would wear 2 rear tires out to 1 front tire. So yes I agree rotating bike tires extend the mileage of them.
 

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What do you consider a quickly wearing out tire? How many miles were you getting out of your rear tire?

Weighing 200 lbs 1,000 - 1,500 miles is about normal for a regular 26 x 2.125 rear bicycle tire on a M/B
Not many miles at all, probably because I do a lot of stop and start with the motor since it didn't hold idle but still...... it was ridiculous how quickly the tire wear out. I suppose a centrifugal clutch would solve the problem but, I'm not about to fork over money for that. I do like the center stand idea though.
 

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I just put this one on my Huffy. Works great, not bad for $25.
 
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