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purpletrilady    pirate
25/09/2012 at 21:48

get well soon

26/09/2012 at 07:09

Hope you feel better soon.

Small wheels or small (as in narrow) tyres? I'm guessing the latter which just means that you have say a 23mm tyre on instead of a 25mm. If a small wheel this would mean a 650 rather than a 700 - but unlikely. Warning here - I actually know very little about bikes.

Turbo tyre is a standard width, you replace your tyre with them but they are stiff and difficult to fit - my LBS did mine - and you have to put your road tyre back on to go outside.

purpletrilady    pirate
26/09/2012 at 07:58

I've never used a turbo tyre, I never had a problem just using my normal road bike tyres.

I think turbo tyres are great if you have a spare bike.


26/09/2012 at 11:47

PTL - I was the same - just put my bike on the turbo, tyre and all, until I upgraded, new bike goes on the road and old bike has a turbo tyre and is permanently on there now. Having said that the turbo tyre is definitely quieter and harder wearing - leaves less rubber particles up the wall.

27/09/2012 at 07:50

Try your LBS or Chain Reaction or Evans. If you really don't think you'll be riding outside much from here on in then I would say it makes sense to stick a turbo tyre on your road bike and use the hybrid if you do want a ride outside - I will ride my mtb out in much worse weather than I will the road bike.

06/10/2012 at 13:52
Happy Christmas Pixie
06/10/2012 at 16:28
Pixie how much does Twiggy charge?
06/10/2012 at 17:34
I've heard about a coach who has a training pool thing at thurlaston I'll look into that and let you know if you like? It's an endless pool?

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