just bored right now, and I’ve got a worn down-as-hell Try-all tyre here, and I feel like shaving it to slick. Aside from the grueling long method of filing and cutting with a knife, is there any quick way of doing it?
Do you have just a plain hand sander? Like for wood and stuff? If you do then just use that. Keep your tire inflated on the rim and sand it with the hand sander. It would be easier to do than using a belt type sander, but either would work I guess.
Just be carefull, bad things can happen when you get bored.
I have one, It was pretty bald when we started then Evan, Cody and I cut all the kobbies off with razors then Evan smoothed it all out on a belt sander. I think its easier to just slice the knobbies off than sand them down so it should be faster this way than only using a belt sander.
That is hard to say since a lot of the time we had two of us going at the same time. I think it only took about 20 minutes then later Evan said it took about an hour for him to smooth it out on the belt sander.
Evan and I have also shaved a luna all on a belt sander and that took so much longer. The luna is on my bc and its really nice.
How long does a shaved down tire actually last? It seems like once it’s gets worn down and thin it will start coming apart… I’ve had that happen before with several non-trials tires just from over use.
that is weird, i took the anglegrinder, electric knife thing and sander to my Luna this afternoon purely out of boredom. only got half of it done then boredom overcome once more and i went of to find something else to do.
Why not do half the tire bald, and leave half knobby? Then mount the tire according to what foot forward you use, and what surface you’re on. Set it up with the desired tread on the bottom half. Deflate the tire, spin it 180, and now you got 2 tires in one.