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    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> I'm amazed at how quickly the tire on my 24" Schwinn is wearing out. After[/color]

    Congratulations on all the good practice you're probably doing! If you ride
    straight most of the time, your tire will last a lot longer, but then you should
    be on a bicycle. Learning spins & things like that will wear out your tire real
    fast. Back when I did Freestyle and trained outdoors, I would go thru a tire a
    week before the competitions.

    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Any recommendations for a good street tire? My Schwinn came with a Kenga[/color]

    The Kenda tires are inexpensive and decent, but usually pretty soft rubber.
    They're great indoors because they won't make marks. I don't know offhand
    of a specific tire for 24" that is long-lasting. The old black tires on the
    old Schwinns were tough, but you could write your name on a gym floor with
    them. Plus, if you're doing lots of spins & turns, any tire will wear out
    pretty quickly.

    On rotation: Try to get the tire rotated *before* you lose the tread on the wear
    points. Once the tread is gone, you won't get much life from the tire, even
    after rotation.

    Stay on top,

    John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

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    Happy Uni-year!

    I'm amazed at how quickly the tire on my 24" Schwinn is wearing out. After only
    three months I've almost worn away the tread on the two pedal-down locations on
    the wheel. The wear seemed to accelerate when I started riding more on
    sidewalks.

    I'm going to "rotate" the tire by letting the air out and slipping the tire 90
    degrees to move the common wear points to a new location. Anyone else do this to
    extend tire life?

    Any recommendations for a good street tire? My Schwinn came with a Kenga
    white-wall. I like the white-wall and the tread pattern that it has. I'd
    probably buy another one, but I was wondering if there is a more durable tire
    available or something specifically made for a unicycle.

    Rick Bissell

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