About the only time I ever care about 1 or 2 mph is when I'm doing a club ride with a bunch of
upright riders. I tend to fall out right in between the fast group and the second-tier group.
I could probably stay up with the frontrunners in most clubs if I put skinny tires back on my V-Rex,
took some of the extra junk off, and kept my cargo to a minimum. On the other hand, I could also
solve the problem by finding a few more things to carry and slowing myself down to be content at the
pace of the second group. That's actually less trouble, so I'm going to start loading my bike up
with bricks before club rides.
the slime slows you down by a mile/hr or so, and the tuffy does also. Adding to that the 1 mph/15
lbs of flab penalty, I realize that hiding <<
Are those numbers really accurate?
"GeoB" <[email protected]
> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> > I've been using Tuffy liners in my tires for more than a year, <snip> with Tuffy Liners and
> > self-sealing ("Slime") tubes.
> I also use these two in my tires. Keeping in mind that tires themselves can significantly effect
> your speed, I remember reading some comments about this combination, people were pointing out that
> the slime slows you down by a mile/hr or so, and the tuffy does also. Adding to that the 1 mph/15
> lbs of flab penalty, I realize that hiding within me somewhere is a top rider! Considering the
> (slowish) speed that I maintain, with better tires and without these penalties I'd be cruising at
> 22-23 mph alla time!
> > Short of air-free tires, that's probably about as close to flat proof as you can get.
> I hope they get their production problems worked out, I am eager to try these.