Since you guys are the best I know... here's a question I've been pondering!
With the increasing gas prices I'm seriously considering a moped for longer range transportation. A tomos targa LX to be exact. They weigh in around 80lbs stock, and will be modifyed as much as possible in pursuit of high speeds and "weight weenie-dom."
I'm wondering what you guys think about running bike tires at 35-50 mph for extended periods of time. They work fine on road bikes on the down hills... but the majority of the time they are going less than 20mph. Will they roll of the rims if turns are taken at motorcycle speeds? Will the suspension fork/swing arm prevent a taco at speed if it finds a pot hole?
I'm thinking that the lower rolling resistance and lighter rim would require less horsepower than the normal steel wheel. Deep V rims for strength, high spoke count, laced to disc brake hubs. I'm pondering running a bike chain instead of a moped type chain to save some rotating weight, but it may not be able to take the horsepower. (I don't want to machine a custom sproket... )