Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
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tire savers in South Africa!
Howdy from Tucson!
Using tire savers can help keep debris from accumulating and digging into your tire. Tire savers are no longer available, however you can make a pair for front and rear tires.
IF you have V-brakes it's easy. You'll need a wire coat hanger and some plastic or rubber tubing. Cut/bend/shape the wire to fit around the studs, utilizing the brake stud to hold wire in place. Wire should be bent to clear the tire by 1 or 2 mm. Place a short piece of plastic/rubber tubing on the wire (before bending). It may take a little of your time making the tire saver now, but it will save you time on the road as debris gets brushed off! If you do not have V-brakes it would be a bit more challenging, but do-able!
Spreek gij ook nog een beetje Suid-Afrikaans? Was stationed with the 2nd SouthAf Air Squadron in Korea during the 'police action' in 1951-52! Real good fliers and they made some great curry!
Rudy & Kay/Zona tandem