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  1. chuckaeronut
    2012-05-01 05:55 PM
    Hi Flaviu, I'm only a few years late in getting back to you!

    I did shave the knobs completely - the tire was as slick as I could get it.

    The tire was completely round, like a torus.

    I first cut the knobbies off with diagonal cutters, then ground down the remainder with a large steel file. It took about 14 hours.

    I really have no idea how much weight was lost. I do know that the tire felt much faster, but I believe that's simply due to the decreased rolling resistance from there being no tread.

    I would NOT recommend doing this, though, because the tire only lasted about 150 miles before wearing all the way through the threads and popping the tube against the pavement! It was not worth the effort :-)

    And nope, I have no experience drilling the rim. I know Sam Wakeling (redwelly) has done it, and had it turn out really well.

    If you get this, good luck!

    - Chuck

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