surly old man
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Carlisle, PA
Bikes: IRO Mark V, Karate Monkey half fat, Trek 620 IGH, Cannondale 26/24 MTB, Amp Research B3, and more.
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setting aside any safety or legal issues, I think you are asking an awful lot of that rear axle.
If your bike is really 40-50 pounds then it is a cheap bike. Cheap bikes have super cheap wheels. Super cheap wheels hardly stand normal usuage for a minimal mileage. So, expect the wheels to expire sooner rather than later. Is that a problem? Maybe just run it into the ground and replace it with another crappy wheel when you need to.
+1 on the big fat tire recommendation. Anything you can do to soak up the road will help. And you will need as much air in the tire as possible to avoid pinch flats. But still, you will get pinch flats doing this anywhere but on the velodrome. And I think that pegs are not USCF legal on the track.
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