What inflations do folks on tandem tricycles use? Is this a matter of experience and observation or are there rules of thumb?
Why do cycle tires not hold air? I bought a nice digital readout pump but have to use it daily!
What are thoughts here on treadless tires?
Our Rover i8 Tandem arrived equipped new front tires: Engage F/S 20 x 1.95 EVO rated 45-75# and a used rear tire in good shape: Schwalbe Road Cruiser "Active" 20 x 1.75 rated 30-65#. I randomly chose 65# all around and watched the front tread melt away in a matter of weeks. A local bike shop reset the toe-in from 0.15 to 0.015 and that seemed to stop the erosion. I was thinking that all-time-vertical trike tires might just wear out down the middle of the tire as a matter of course. I've reduced tire pressure to 55# for no particular reason. Our combined weight is about 350#
All three have what I would call a street tread ... not aggressive but with a distinct deep tread pattern. My bike shop is recommending Schwalbe Kojak 20 x 1.35 treadless tires as replacements for the front tires. They are rated up to 95# ! I'd appreciate your observations on any of these.
Our typical ride has now increased to about 8 miles and we're able to get out there about 4 times per week. The planned assist motor would get us back if we ride off the plateau so our ride length will increase.