Hi, I’m wondering what I should overinflate my 35 PSI tire to. It’s a 24 inch freestyle unicycle that I use for commuting. When I got it new from Darren Bedford, the tire was much harder than what I’ve reinflated it up to. It’s at about 50 PSI right now, and my gut instinct tells me that I can put more air into it, but just wanted some input.
Next question: changing a tire (which is how I got into the aforementioned situation in the first place). Darren Bedford sold me an offroad tire that I can interchange with the street tire. (forgive my layman’s terms from here on). After realizing that I couldn’t do it with the tools that I had around the house, I tried putting it back together. I couldn’t quite get the piece of metal that clamps onto the base of each pedal (held in place at two places) perfectly even. Is this ok? How tight does this need to be?
And on that note, how on earth do I change the tire? I went to a bike shop for advice, and someone there seemed to imply that one doesn’t need any special tools to do it. I uninflated the tire, but couldn’t get it to come off, even after using two screwdrivers for leverage.
Finally, can someone recommend some good and inexpensive padded bike shorts? I was rather unpleasantly surprised when I found that all the bike shorts there were above $60 CAD. I was hoping to pay around half that… Or is my budget only fuelling a pipe dream?..
Can I wear normal pants on top of bike shorts and get the same effect? Like, would I be able to wear jeans on top of padded bike shorts with comfort?