Tire Wear

I was wondering if it’s ok that my tires pretty worn on the spot I turn on, or if I should do something about this to turn the tire, and how. Thank you.

Andrew

Yeah, you should rotate your tire and start wearing out a different spot. (I raised an eyebrow the first time I heard of rotating tires on unicycles :wink: ) There are two ways to do it.

  1. Deflate the tire and slide it around the rim. Be careful of the tube, since it should stay where it is, and make sure the stem is still sticking out straight afterwards.

  2. Remove the cranks and reinstall them 90 degrees from where they were.

I prefer the first method, because I don’t like to mess with my cranks if I don’t have to and risk making them loose. Also, if you just move the tire, you can rotate it just an eighth of a turn and wear out 8 spots instead of just 4 to make it last that much longer.

Andy

Re: Tire Wear

On Sat, 15 May 2004 21:55:57 -0500, “quark soup” wrote:

>Also, if you just move
>the tire, you can rotate it just an eighth of a turn and wear out 8
>spots instead of just 4 to make it last that much longer.

But you have to remember which direction you rotated (if you do it in
time so you can’t just see it), or make a note about it (and then lose
the note).

Alternatively, you can rotate the first time over 90 degrees (any
direction), the second time over 45 degrees (any direction) and the
third time over 90 degrees (any direction).

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