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    On 28/10/2010, at 7:16 PM, rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com wrote:

    > the roots radical garden
    > Messages In This Digest (7 Messages)
    > 1.
    > Re: Digest Number 1644 From: mcmok@...
    > 2a.
    > Re: need 2.5" BD tire From: larry_swartz
    > 2b.
    > Re: need 2.5" BD tire From: jtrops
    > 2c.
    > Re: need 2.5" BD tire From: Devian Gilbert
    > 2d.
    > Re: need 2.5" BD tire From: Gerry Townsend
    > 3a.
    > Re: Our first CargoBike Picnic is coming... From: mcmoks
    > 4.
    > New Lights Installed From: Rich
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    > Re: Digest Number 1644
    > Posted by: "mcmok@..." mcmok@...   mokmcmanus
    > Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:10 am (PDT)
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    > On 27/10/2010, at 7:09 PM, rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com wrote:
    >
    > > the roots radical garden
    > > Messages In This Digest (4 Messages)
    > > 1.
    > > Our first CargoBike Picnic is coming... From: Pete B
    > > 2a.
    > > need 2.5" BD tire From: David Dannenberg
    > > 2b.
    > > Re: need 2.5" BD tire From: Steve Lange
    > > 2c.
    > > Re: need 2.5" BD tire From: Andrew Kreps
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    > > Messages
    > > 1.
    > > Our first CargoBike Picnic is coming...
    > > Posted by: "Pete B" nackterman@...   hijustmepete
    > > Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:09 am (PDT)
    > >
    > >
    > > Some local bike importers are hosting our first CargoBike Picnic!
    > > Lots of bakfiets and Christiana bikes will be there but no mention of
    > > longbikes even though one (a Yuba Mondo?) is portrayed on the flyer).
    > > Looks like once again the local Xtracycle/Surly distributor did not bother
    > > to get on board!
    > >
    > > Anyway, if you are an Aussie RootsRadical or will be in Melbourne in late
    > > Nov. let's organize a longtail ride to the event and make a day of it.
    > >
    > > Pete
    > >
    > > http://www.myzigo.com.au/images/cargobike.jpg
    > > >
    > > > Join the Cargo Bike community at a fun, free, family picnic.
    > > >
    > > > Find out how you can reduce your daily carbon footprint and reduce your
    > > >> dependency on your car.
    > > >
    > > > Meet Melbourne's cargo bike suppliers and owners and test ride some
    > > >> practical bicycles.
    > > >
    > > > (Please BYO picnic and helmet).
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >> Where: Garden City Reserve, Tucker Ave, Port Melbourne.
    > > >
    > > > When Sun Nov 21, 11am-2pm
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >> Contact Alison | 0409 322975
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >> Sponsored by:
    > > >
    > > > Cargocycles - http://www.cargocycles.com.au/
    > > >
    > > > Dutch Cargo Bike - http://dutchcargobike.com.au/
    > > >
    > > > Gazelle - http://www.gazellebicycles.com.au/
    > > >
    > > > psbike.com.au - http://psbikes.com.au/
    > > >
    > > > Taga - http://www.tagabikes.com/au/
    > > >
    > > > Winther - http://www.winther-bikes.com/pages/winther-plus.php
    > > >
    > > > Zigo - http://www.myzigo.com.au/
    > > >
    > > > <http://www.myzigo.com.au/images/cargobike.jpg>
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    > > Messages in this topic (1)
    > > 2a.
    > > need 2.5" BD tire
    > > Posted by: "David Dannenberg" ddannenberg@...   djdannenberg
    > > Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:08 pm (PDT)
    > >
    > >
    > > I know we have discussed this before (but this time I am paying attention).
    > >
    > > Got a slow leak on the rear tire of my BD last week and upon investigation discovered a few things. First, I have been carrying around the wrong spare tube. Second, the tube that is in there has several patches--now one more. Third, my rear tire is worn out.
    > >
    > > I have been using 2.5" Maxxis Hookworms. Overall I like them. They weigh just shy of a ton each, but roll smoothly when pumped high, absorb shock (especially if pumped up not so high) and have been fairly puncture resistant. Traction had been decent on pavement, dirt, wet dirt, light mud, gravel, grass, very light coatings of snow. I feel secure carrying big loads and taking large bumps--at the same time.
    > >
    > > At this point, on the rear tire the center contact patch on the rear tire has worn smooth but for the main "hooks" on the tread, and there are cuts that are large-ish which are backed on the inside with a layer or two of gorilla tape. I spin out on steep hills with less than paved surfaces. So I gotta' replace it.
    > >
    > > (I recently got a free replacement front tire when the original developed a frightening aneurism. Thanks Maxxis. Question is, do I get another Hookworm for the rear, or one or two other tires.)
    > >
    > > My criteria are:
    > > 2.5" width
    > > minimum 65psi possible
    > > low rolling resistance, smooth on pavement
    > > high puncture resistance.
    > > Stiff enough sidewall to simultaneously handle a big load and a big pothole.
    > >
    > > Below listed are tires I have found on line. (I know about Schwalbes--nothing in the 2.5" width that isn't more aggressive than I need)
    > >
    > > If any of you have comments about or experience with any of these or any other suggestions please let me know.
    > >
    > > Many thanks
    > >
    > > David Dannenberg
    > >
    > > PS: on an unrelated note, the brackets broke that hold the stays rear stays on my front Planet Bike 29er fender. I emailed Planet Bike photos and they sent me a new fender right away. Thanks Planet Bike!
    > >
    > > Rhythm Lite Control Tire http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=48330&menuItemId=0&eid=0
    > >
    > > Compound Control Tire http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=48331&menuItemId=0&eid=0
    > >
    > > Kenda K-Rad Tire http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=8637 lighter weight than Hookworm at 700 grams (Hookworm is 1035)
    > >
    > > Maxxis Hookworm: http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Urban/Hookworm.aspx
    > >
    > > Maxxis High Roller - Mountain http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Mountain/High-Roller.aspx
    > >
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    > > Messages in this topic (3)
    > > 2b.
    > > Re: need 2.5" BD tire
    > > Posted by: "Steve Lange" steve@...   surfimp
    > > Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:55 pm (PDT)
    > >
    > >
    > > I have no helpful advice, just a question: why run a 2.5" tire at 65psi?
    > > Seems excessive?
    > >
    > > I run my 2.1" Continental Town & Countries about 40-45psi max and they do
    > > just fine... smooth, fast, and plenty of oomph to handle a cargo load and
    > > less-than-ideal pavement (or dirt).... just sayin'
    > >
    > > Steve Lange
    > > Santa Barbara, CA
    > >
    > > On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 6:07 PM, David Dannenberg <ddannenberg@...>wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > I know we have discussed this before (but this time I am paying attention).
    > > >
    > > > Got a slow leak on the rear tire of my BD last week and upon investigation
    > > > discovered a few things. First, I have been carrying around the wrong spare
    > > > tube. Second, the tube that is in there has several patches--now one more.
    > > > Third, my rear tire is worn out.
    > > >
    > > > I have been using 2.5" Maxxis Hookworms. Overall I like them. They weigh
    > > > just shy of a ton each, but roll smoothly when pumped high, absorb shock
    > > > (especially if pumped up not so high) and have been fairly puncture
    > > > resistant. Traction had been decent on pavement, dirt, wet dirt, light mud,
    > > > gravel, grass, very light coatings of snow. I feel secure carrying big loads
    > > > and taking large bumps--at the same time.
    > > >
    > > > At this point, on the rear tire the center contact patch on the rear tire
    > > > has worn smooth but for the main "hooks" on the tread, and there are cuts
    > > > that are large-ish which are backed on the inside with a layer or two of
    > > > gorilla tape. I spin out on steep hills with less than paved surfaces. So I
    > > > gotta' replace it.
    > > >
    > > > (I recently got a free replacement front tire when the original developed a
    > > > frightening aneurism. Thanks Maxxis. Question is, do I get another Hookworm
    > > > for the rear, or one or two other tires.)
    > > >
    > > > My criteria are:
    > > > 2.5" width
    > > > minimum 65psi possible
    > > > low rolling resistance, smooth on pavement
    > > > high puncture resistance.
    > > > Stiff enough sidewall to simultaneously handle a big load and a big
    > > > pothole.
    > > >
    > > > Below listed are tires I have found on line. (I know about
    > > > Schwalbes--nothing in the 2.5" width that isn't more aggressive than I need)
    > > >
    > > > If any of you have comments about or experience with any of these or any
    > > > other suggestions please let me know.
    > > >
    > > > Many thanks
    > > >
    > > > David Dannenberg
    > > >
    > > > PS: on an unrelated note, the brackets broke that hold the stays rear stays
    > > > on my front Planet Bike 29er fender. I emailed Planet Bike photos and they
    > > > sent me a new fender right away. Thanks Planet Bike!
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > <http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=48330&menuItemId=0&eid=0>
    > > > Rhythm Lite Control Tire
    > > > http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=48330&menuItemId=0&eid=0
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > <http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=48331&menuItemId=0&eid=0>
    > > > Compound Control Tire
    > > > http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=48331&menuItemId=0&eid=0
    > > >
    > > > Kenda K-Rad Tire
    > > > http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=8637 lighter
    > > > weight than Hookworm at 700 grams (Hookworm is 1035)
    > > >
    > > > Maxxis Hookworm: http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Urban/Hookworm.aspx
    > > >
    > > > Maxxis *High Roller - Mountain*
    > > > http://www.maxxis.com/Bicycle/Mountain/High-Roller.aspx
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
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    > > Messages in this topic (3)
    > > 2c.
    > > Re: need 2.5" BD tire
    > > Posted by: "Andrew Kreps" andrew.kreps@...   onewheelskyward
    > > Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:37 pm (PDT)
    > >
    > >
    > > On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 8:52 PM, Steve Lange <steve@...> wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > I have no helpful advice, just a question: why run a 2.5" tire at 65psi?
    > > > Seems excessive?
    > > >
    > > >
    > > Less deformation of the tire at speed and in corners, especially under load.
    > > It makes for a more predictable ride, especially when railing through the
    > > corners. I typically pumped my Big Apple 2.35s up to 60ish for a precise
    > > ride, then I'd let them gas out for a couple of months. When the Big Dummy
    > > got wallowy, I'd pump them back up again.
    > >
    > > Once, I had my sister on the back and took a hard right at a spirited pace.
    > > The road had a slight but abrupt upward grade, which caused my tire to
    > > bounce up just enough to send the back end sideways for a heartbeat. My
    > > sister thought it was a laugh. I was just happy I didn't lowside. When I
    > > got home, I found the rear had dropped down to about 15psi. Whoops.
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