Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 25 of 25
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Drift, Hardening tires..

    hi, Me and my 2 friend drift 24' cruisers and we're sick of buying new tires, and not having the traction loss we need. I need some help with some VERRY CHEAP home made resins/hardeners/compounds for covering tires with. Need to be semi thick depening on the softness. Needs to last a few days or more. Object to cover tires is not optional. Anything that involves covering the ground with is ot optionl, we drift anywhere and everywhere. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. #2
    member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Solid AA
    Posts
    4,751
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What the hell are you talking about? Drifting? Like the Japanese Drift Kings drifting?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Between the mountains and the lake.
    My Bikes
    8 bikes - one for each day of the week!
    Posts
    16,745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    What the hell are you talking about? Drifting? Like the Japanese Drift Kings drifting?

    They drift 24 foot cruisers. Must be some boat thing.


    Quote Originally Posted by teknogeek1300
    hi, Me and my 2 friend drift 24' cruisers

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry, 24" Cruiser. DK, General Lee. And yes drifting, like japanese cars. It's a sport.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Between the mountains and the lake.
    My Bikes
    8 bikes - one for each day of the week!
    Posts
    16,745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Interesting. So you need bald tires? Or nearly bald tires? If so, why not just check around at the LBS or BMX tracks? You'll probably get all the used tires you need. As far as covering a tire, I have no idea.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    jamaica queens nyc
    My Bikes
    standard sta-r ox mark4
    Posts
    1,734
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the primo comet tire comes bald when you buy it. how do you drift on a bike

  7. #7
    member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Solid AA
    Posts
    4,751
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Primo Comet is not bald; it's has a knurled tread.

    Primo (and other brands') Slics, however, are basically bald tires.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Bald tires are not recommended for drifting, they give you too much traction depending on the tire. I need a hardening compund.

  9. #9
    member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Solid AA
    Posts
    4,751
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd recommend going to the local hardware store or something to that extent. I've never had to do this, so I'm not knowledgable, and most of the other members are 15-year old kids that wouldn't know a frame from a fork.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Between the mountains and the lake.
    My Bikes
    8 bikes - one for each day of the week!
    Posts
    16,745
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    I'd recommend going to the local hardware store or something to that extent. I've never had to do this, so I'm not knowledgable, and most of the other members are 15-year old kids that wouldn't know a frame from a fork.
    Doesn't the fork go on the left, spoon and knife on the right?

  11. #11
    bitter TRU employee PrototypeFC3S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Hoffman D130 (Dirty One Thirty)
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^^^ Milk almost shot out my nose on that one. Nice!

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    jamaica queens nyc
    My Bikes
    standard sta-r ox mark4
    Posts
    1,734
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by PrototypeFC3S
    ^^^ Milk almost shot out my nose on that one. Nice!

    wow

  13. #13
    Drifter kjj512's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    PA
    My Bikes
    completely custom haro
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    trust me drifting on a bike is nothing compared to in a car. but if you cant wait that long try only doing it in the rain. or my favorite is to get an empty gallon milk carten (the pastic ones) and crush it then try and skid on that good luck. and dont under estimate it. it will feel like your back wheels on ice.
    Slide or Die
    " i know its impossible but i can still try "
    " break it and replace it with something better "
    RocK OuT WitH YouR CocK OuT
    THIS IS LIFE find something you love and dont let anything stop you

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    jamaica queens nyc
    My Bikes
    standard sta-r ox mark4
    Posts
    1,734
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    what is bike drifting? is it like skidding?

  15. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, but sidways at high speeds.

  16. #16
    bitter TRU employee PrototypeFC3S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    My Bikes
    Hoffman D130 (Dirty One Thirty)
    Posts
    9
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm gonna need to see videos of this ****, because I dont believe it.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    jamaica queens nyc
    My Bikes
    standard sta-r ox mark4
    Posts
    1,734
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    any way you do it, i think skidding is very boring. i ride on jamaica ave and people are sitting at bus stops. me and my friends used to skid into a puddle so it would splash water at them.

  18. #18
    bmxracer
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    new egypt, some hick town in new jersey
    My Bikes
    i own a gt ricochet hardtail mtb, a cannondale road, and full suspension mtb, a haro tr 2.1, a diamondback viper that i rebuilt painted and rebuilt with lighter parts, a brand new H&H race group race bike, and a eastern metalhead
    Posts
    121
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah i would love to seee a video of this aswell. are u saying u turn completely sideways, and remain in motion, on your side!?....on a TWO wheeled bicycle!? (bs).
    last minute breakfest at WaWa......$2
    answers to last nights homework you forgot.......$2
    school lunch without a cookie.......$2
    finally escaping the crap in which everyday holds to get out on your bike.......priceless
    --------------------------------------------------
    that's life, this is BMX

  19. #19
    Drifter kjj512's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    PA
    My Bikes
    completely custom haro
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    its not bs i do it all the time its actualy simple. you just skid and turn then you countersteer to balance it. however it sucks because you actualy slow down greatly when you do it. actual drifting you speed up because you are spinning the tires to get the lack of traction you need.
    Slide or Die
    " i know its impossible but i can still try "
    " break it and replace it with something better "
    RocK OuT WitH YouR CocK OuT
    THIS IS LIFE find something you love and dont let anything stop you

  20. #20
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Exactly. Lean forward and you can drift alot longer.

  21. #21
    Canon fiend MadMan2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    San Diego, CA
    My Bikes
    old peugot frankenbike
    Posts
    3,918
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like doing that in my dirt driveway sometimes... but it tears up the tires pretty quickly.

  22. #22
    Senior Member BMXTRIX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    1,102
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Skidding is awesome if you grab a tray from your local Burger King and find a good straight and wide street. Bunnyhop onto the tray while going fast and lock your rear brake landing on the tray with your rear wheel.

    You will skid like 100 feet or more. Plus, it just wears through the tray, not your tire.

    I've seen people do this and do surfers (old locking levers) - but it's fun to do 180's and do backwards skids. You can also pretty much do full 360 skids. Kind of crazy. The same thing can be done on a skateboard. Bunnyhop, lock your brakes, land rear wheel on the skateboard.

    Fun and amusing - but hardly serious. Kind of like riding a scooter or an unbike.

  23. #23
    Drifter kjj512's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    PA
    My Bikes
    completely custom haro
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thats what I was trying to say with the milk carton thing. Anything plastic works but it requires extremely good timing and its hard to get used to but its probably a good solution to your problem
    Slide or Die
    " i know its impossible but i can still try "
    " break it and replace it with something better "
    RocK OuT WitH YouR CocK OuT
    THIS IS LIFE find something you love and dont let anything stop you

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    108
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kjj512
    its not bs i do it all the time its actualy simple. you just skid and turn then you countersteer to balance it. however it sucks because you actualy slow down greatly when you do it. actual drifting you speed up because you are spinning the tires to get the lack of traction you need.
    That is absolutely not true. When drifting, you aren't using all of the available grip to accelerate. If drifting is faster, then why don't you see any race car drivers doing it? Nobody spins their tires "to get the lack of traction you need." In fact, race cars have gripper tires for increased traction.
    Last edited by .:MTB:.; 03-23-05 at 10:07 PM.

  25. #25
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    7
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll be sure to peddal myt little heart out to hold a drift... DA.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •