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    Tire pressures

    Just wondering what is your fav tire pressures on your foldies, and why. I do 45/65 on my Speed Pro w Big Apples up front and Mara Supreme on the rear. On my tikit, I do a 55/65 and the same for the Brompton. As you can tell, comfort is impt to me for general commuting.

    On a tour, I up it by 5/10 depending on terrain.

    Lets hear it from the boys..

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    hehe, the less I spend on these forums the lerss I worry about my tyre pressure.

    Having said that, I like the Marathon plus on my Birdy rear wheel to be 80psi or so, or it feels squirmy cornering. Big Apples around 40-50 or so. My contis go to 90 or 100.

    Harshness has not been an issue for me (perhaps I have an iron bum).

    All the above are approximate. I will keep riding until I discover the need for pumping. With the Schwalbe tubes, this is usually months at a stretch between pumping.
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    On my Brompton I have Schwalbe Kojaks = 100 psi front & rear
    Dadís Brompton with Brompton Standard = 60psi front & rear
    My 63í Moulton with Bridgestones = 65 psi front & rear
    Dadís 65í Moulton new (unknown) = 55 psi front & rear (rebuilding bike for him at the moment)
    2 x Mountain bikes = 65 psi (donít use them much)

    And I have a new bike on its way hopefully this week that is fitted with 17Ē Schwalbe Stelvios which I will run at 100 psi.

    I guess I like high pressure

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    My NWT with Schwalbe Marathons - 50 front and 60 rear *or* 60 front and 70 rear for longer rides. I'm still kind of experimenting, though.

    I've also waiting for the Sch. Kojaks I ordered to show up, so that's my next experiment.

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    Contis 110,
    Stelvio 110,
    Comets 100,
    Vittoria 700c 110-115,
    MTB 60 on road 55 off,
    Tandem slicks 110.

    I like hard tyres, (racing background).

    I have a friend that races on singles...180psi.
    Last edited by stevegor; 07-29-09 at 08:29 AM. Reason: Add

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