sturdier uni tires?

This request is probably a bit odd. Please forgive a newcomer to this forum.
I have had my Schwinn uni for almost 15 years. It’s kept its weight about
the same, but I have gained a few pounds over the years (o.k., maybe more
than a few).

I am afraid to idle for any length of time for fear that my tire will go flat.
When I idle, the bottom portion of the wheel compresses to next to nothing.

Is there a studier tire brand I can replace my original tire with (whoops, I
meant “sturdier” up above)? Or, can I replace it perhaps with some sort of solid
tire instead?

Thanks for your help… Russ K.


Russ Kaufman “The Quintessential Hobbyist” rkaufman@cap.gwu.edu

Re: sturdier uni tires?

In message <199412310259.VAA26849@cap1.CapAccess.org> Russell Kaufman writes:

> It’s kept its weight about the same, but I have gained a few pounds over the
> years (o.k., maybe more than a few). I am afraid to idle for any length of
> time for fear that my tire will go flat. When I idle, the bottom portion of
> the wheel compresses to next to nothing.

Is it fully pumped up? You never know with these things… It’s my impression
that a unicycle tire should be slightly fuller than a bicycle tire…


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