Tyre Pressures



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Topref

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Can someone tell me the approximate pressure that my tyres should be at for
ordinary cycle track use. My bike's nothing special - a Dawes "One Track"
but it does me fine.

Thanks in Advance for any help.
 
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Clive George

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"Topref" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Can someone tell me the approximate pressure that my tyres should be at
> for ordinary cycle track use. My bike's nothing special - a Dawes "One
> Track" but it does me fine.


What sort of tyres?

cheers,
clive
 
Topref wrote:
> Can someone tell me the approximate pressure that my tyres should be at for
> ordinary cycle track use. My bike's nothing special - a Dawes "One Track"
> but it does me fine.
>
> Thanks in Advance for any help.



If there is a pressure range marked on the tyre, go for the top end of
it. If not, post the type of tyre (makers name and any identifying name
or numbers) here and someone may well know.

Jon
 
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bugbear

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Topref wrote:
> Can someone tell me the approximate pressure that my tyres should be at for
> ordinary cycle track use. My bike's nothing special - a Dawes "One Track"
> but it does me fine.


Whichever is the lower out of 80 psi or the limit
marked on the tyre.

BugBear
 
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Nigel Cliffe

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Topref wrote:
> Can someone tell me the approximate pressure that my tyres should be
> at for ordinary cycle track use. My bike's nothing special - a Dawes
> "One Track" but it does me fine.
>
> Thanks in Advance for any help.


Contrary to the usual "pump to max indicated on tyre", try Sheldon's advice.
It depends on tyre size, your weight, and to an extent, terrain.

http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#pressure



Question for the regulars: Where else do we hear that the limit is a
maximum, not a target ?


- Nigel


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Peter Clinch

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Nigel Cliffe wrote:
> Topref wrote:
>> Can someone tell me the approximate pressure that my tyres should be
>> at for ordinary cycle track use. My bike's nothing special - a Dawes
>> "One Track" but it does me fine.
>>
>> Thanks in Advance for any help.

>
> Contrary to the usual "pump to max indicated on tyre", try Sheldon's advice.
> It depends on tyre size, your weight, and to an extent, terrain.
>
> http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#pressure
>
>
>
> Question for the regulars: Where else do we hear that the limit is a
> maximum, not a target ?
>
>
> - Nigel
>
>



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Peter Clinch

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Nigel Cliffe wrote:

> Question for the regulars: Where else do we hear that the limit is a
> maximum, not a target ?


In my case I find the maximum is what works best for me. I know the
tyres need topping up when I'm slowing down. That's just for road use,
mind.

Pete.
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Tony Raven

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Peter Clinch wrote on 28/06/2006 08:33 +0100:

>>
>> Question for the regulars: Where else do we hear that the limit is a
>> maximum, not a target ?
>>


Arbutt tandem riders regularly exceed the limit.


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Tony

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