Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 39
  1. #1
    Member northsjfixed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Vintage French FG Conversion
    Posts
    40
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Good front tire for skids?

    What is a good front tire for skids? Or does it even matter? I have gatorskins on the back.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Seattle
    My Bikes
    Masi & Peugeot
    Posts
    52
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Really? Thats the best you could come up with?

  3. #3
    Senior Member amor fati's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    188
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's funny. I hope this thread sticks around for a while.

  4. #4
    bree bree bree NoCash27's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    191
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    this is why we can't have nice things
    Quote Originally Posted by vicoll135 View Post
    I fingered a woman for honking at me...

  5. #5
    Primate Metzinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    gone
    My Bikes
    Concorde Columbus SL, Rocky Mountain Edge, Sparta stadfiets
    Posts
    2,582
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's wrong to have tires made from alligators.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    60
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm not sure if this question is a joke or not. I really hope it is.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    91
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I believe a front wheel skid is called a crash.
    In that case, I'd recommend anything deflated, on gravel, in tram tracks or in a storm water grate. good luck.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    91
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    seriously, though, what front tyre you have makes about as much difference as the phasing of saturn.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Brig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    My Bikes
    2005 Redline Monocog, Fuji Royale II Fixed Conversion, 2008 Mercier Kilo TT
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If he could post a video that would help.

  10. #10
    :)
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    duluth
    My Bikes
    '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450
    Posts
    3,391
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Only Deda Tre Olimpicos for my front wheel for doing sweet skidz.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

  11. #11
    dsh
    dsh is offline
    Oh, you know... dsh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    DC
    My Bikes
    '74 Schwinn Sports Tourer (Polo), S-Works E5 Team Festina (Chorus 11), Trek 2200 Bonded Carbon (Fixed), Trek 920 (7 speed IGH), Chesini Olimpiade SL (1x7)
    Posts
    2,838
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    Only Deda Tre Olimpicos for my front wheel for doing sweet skidz.
    Finally someone giving the guy a serious answer. Why is everyone on this forum such a jerk?

    Sheesh.

  12. #12
    GO, Mordecai! Syncmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    805
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    oh i get it, you ride one of these? I don't know if they make gatorskins that big.
    I like bikes.

  13. #13
    Yo!
    Yo! is offline
    Senior Member Yo!'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    My Bikes
    Panasonic NJS Keirin x2, Level Professional, Bianchi CUSS, GT Pulse
    Posts
    1,047
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think it's a legit question. Just last night I was searching as to whether or not it made a difference to have a grippy front if you're skidding all the time.

  14. #14
    means go allez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    My Bikes
    '06 Pedal Force RS
    Posts
    613
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    northsjfixed, if you are not a troll and if you ever come back again, here is some insight as to why you are getting your **** pushed in:

    Your front wheel is still rolling during a skid. You only lock up your back wheel. If you did lock up your front wheel (with a brake) you would die. Probably. Front tire is inconsequential to skidding.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Kilo TT, Dawes SST, Giant Iguana, Sears&Roebuck Free Spirit(RIP)
    Posts
    327
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    answer to OP's question: It doesn't matter.

  16. #16
    is ambigously awesome.
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Panama City, FL
    My Bikes
    Trek FX 7.2, 80's Schwinn Worldsport
    Posts
    11
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It doesn't matter what front tire you have as long as it provides stable traction to keep you going forward in the right direction. That and if it's a full moon, you can pull off sweet skids because gravity is pulling you away from the earth. Careful though, you don't want to get snagged by the sky wizards.

  17. #17
    dsh
    dsh is offline
    Oh, you know... dsh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    DC
    My Bikes
    '74 Schwinn Sports Tourer (Polo), S-Works E5 Team Festina (Chorus 11), Trek 2200 Bonded Carbon (Fixed), Trek 920 (7 speed IGH), Chesini Olimpiade SL (1x7)
    Posts
    2,838
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Also have any of you guys considered that maybe he is doing sick sick skidz while riding backwards sitting on the handlebars? Totally legitimate question.

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Even so your still locking up the back wheel not the front no matter what way your facing or riding. The only possible way this actually makes sense is if he is riding backwards and to turn around he is doing sliders. Which would involve your front tire to skid or slide along the pavement. If that's the case then any durable tire you'd use for a back tire.

  19. #19
    dsh
    dsh is offline
    Oh, you know... dsh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    DC
    My Bikes
    '74 Schwinn Sports Tourer (Polo), S-Works E5 Team Festina (Chorus 11), Trek 2200 Bonded Carbon (Fixed), Trek 920 (7 speed IGH), Chesini Olimpiade SL (1x7)
    Posts
    2,838
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I meant locking up the front wheel using the brake, obviously. Who rides backwards and skids with their feet lol ur crazy.

  20. #20
    Member northsjfixed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Vintage French FG Conversion
    Posts
    40
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    haha i think you guys took my wording completely wrong. i know that the front tire doesnt skid, just the back. i was just wondering what is a good tire that would help keep the front wheel spinning straight and smooth for better control so that the skid could last a little longer. i mean there must be a consensus on whats a good economy tire isnt there.

    you guys were kinda mean about it but thats ok because i am new here and if you didnt understand the question then it does look like a big FAIL question.

  21. #21
    GO, Mordecai! Syncmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    805
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No I think we took your wording exactly as you wrote it....
    I like bikes.

  22. #22
    ¡Senor Member! time bandit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    South Philly
    Posts
    1,710
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    idk about you fools but when im skidding around i find its best to go tire-less on the front. way more traction. sparks are cool too.

  23. #23
    :)
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    duluth
    My Bikes
    '07 Pista, '09 Fantom Cross Uno, '8? Miyata, '67 Stingray, '0? Zoo mod trials, Tallbike, Chopper, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '67 Triumph Chopper, '69 CB350, '58 BSA Spitfire, '73 CB450
    Posts
    3,391
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use a heavier gas like radon in my front tire to increase rotational mass to inch out another inch or two when I'm bustin' out the sweet skids.
    Quote Originally Posted by Santaria View Post
    because physics has more street cred than tarckstars.

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Kilo TT, Dawes SST, Giant Iguana, Sears&Roebuck Free Spirit(RIP)
    Posts
    327
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by northsjfixed View Post
    haha i think you guys took my wording completely wrong. i know that the front tire doesnt skid, just the back. i was just wondering what is a good tire that would help keep the front wheel spinning straight and smooth for better control so that the skid could last a little longer. i mean there must be a consensus on whats a good economy tire isnt there.

    you guys were kinda mean about it but thats ok because i am new here and if you didnt understand the question then it does look like a big FAIL question.
    still doesn't matter. How straight your wheel stays while your skidding has more to do with your riding that the front tire(unless your wheel is out of true)

  25. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    27
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    bwahahahaha

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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