Obviously Visible Solution, Once You Look

Want to hear something funny? In an earlier e-mail I had been complaining about
noticing how I often found myself leaning either right or left as I was riding.
I assumed it was that I hadn’t yet mastered a good riding technique. My problem
was the cheap tire they put on my unicycle when I bought it. The tire was worn
in the area where my pedals are horizontal. After sliding it down once so the
wear was on another sport, I decided to replace it. That’s when I woke up and
looked at the tread design on the tire. I was a knobby kind, not a smooth road
tire. The interesting thing was this raised half inch part of the tread right in
the middle (at the highest point) of the tire circumference. With that tire, the
only way I could ride balanced(not leaning to one side or another) was to
balance on that half inch of tread. Quite a feat for someone new to riding. The
new tire is a smooth road tire, some impressive sounding name like “Conti
Touring Pro 2000.” I guess I can now rest assured that my unicycle is Y2K
compliant, or at least Y2K complacent. I’m hoping it’ll make my unicycle
“Ride-2K” compatible in that I’ll soon be able to achieve the 2K meter mark. Not
a feat for you experienced riders, but a milestone for me, nonetheless.

Tony

Re: Obviously Visible Solution, Once You Look

I think they only come in 20" size but how about using one of those old Schwinn
Stingray slick tires?

Re: Obviously Visible Solution, Once You Look

Brian Berlin <berlin@texas.net> wrote in message
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> I think they only come in 20" size but how about using one of those old
> Schwinn Stingray slick tires?
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Are those tires sort of fat with square edges? I guess that might help. The new
Conti tire I have put on isn’t causing me any side-to-side problems, though.