Semcycle xl tyre question

Semcycle xl tyre question

Post by TonyMelto » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 22:19:14


Hi people,

I have a semcycle xl 28" uni. I am keen to try out a 29" tyre but I am
not sure if it will fit. Before I go to the expense of buying one just
to find out that it will not fit I thought that I would try here.

Who knows what is the fattest / biggest tyre that will fit onto my
unicycle? Brands and tyre sizes would be helpful.

A prize will be awarded to the person who can best answer my question
(the prize will have to be collected from my place as I am too lazy to
post it).

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Post by australi » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 23:02:06

O.K.

I am not Tony Melton, honest.

Tony used my computer just before I did and the embedded cookies decided
that I was him and logged me on accordingly.

The previous email about tyre widths was from me - not Tony.

I would still like an answer though.

p.s. for some reason my Australia account was not working so I now have
a nifty new account name that is a bit less presumptious.

Now that that is all cleared up I will go.

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Post by australi » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 23:07:43

***y Cookies,

Tony Melton is in the background laughing his head off at my pathetic
attempts to get this website to accept me as the user i want to be.

I think that it is sorted now.

P.S. I still want info on the 29" tyres.

Wayne van Wijk
not Australia
and definately not Tony Melton.

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Post by U-Tur » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 00:52:31

AFAIK anything you can buy will fit.   I measured a mounted, pressurized
Big Apple and the Sem XL frame and there should be plenty of room.  If I
get the time (not likely right now) I'll try to swap wheels and take a
pic.   The Big Apple, AFAIK, is the fattest available.

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Post by wayn » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 08:11:13

Thanks for the reply,

I may get the nanoraptor as I have heard that it is a good hybrid
tyre.

The main use will be road riding and cruising. Having a little grip for
occasional offroad use would be nice though.

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Post by GizmoDuc » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 08:21:01

The Nano is an excellent tyre both on and off-road.  It's light and
quick.  It also doesn't seem to wear out that much if you ride it
on-road, unlike some MUni tyres.  Off-road, it hooks up very well on
hardpack, singletrack or just about anything.  Really slippery mud is
probably the only place it doesn't perform that well.  If you ride that
then perhaps a motoraptor would be better.

I've run it forwards and backwards.  If you like riding up really steep
hills then face the directional tread forwards, if you like riding down
steep hills then face it forwards.

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Post by johnfos » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 09:34:03

Quote:

> *AFAIK anything you can buy will fit. *

Is there a wide and regular version in the XL frame for 28"? The regular
XL frames are fairly narrow, which would explain the original question.
I think "Austraila" might want to give the width dimension of his fork
clearance to make sure you are all on the same page.

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Post by U-Tur » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 10:44:42

Good point, John.   The frame I measured is 70mm between legs just under
the crown.

The Nano is good on the road until you've tried the Big Apple.

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Post by wayn » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 12:42:41

Thanks for the good advice John,

I have an old style semcycle XL that has about 50mm clearance between
the forks (at the top).

Any ideas on the fattest trre I can put into this one?

Wayne van Wijk
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Post by TonyMelto » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 18:00:38

Quote:

> *I think that it is sorted now.

> Wayne van Wijk
> not Australia
> and definately not Tony Melton. *

Phew, I'm glad we got that identity crisis of yours cleared up! Good
jerb, ramrod!

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-Nor Australia

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Post by TonyMelto » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 15:46:11

The WTB Nanoraptor is 52mm wide. See 'here' (http://tinyurl.com/3brt2)

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Post by wayn » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 18:04:06

Bother,

it looks like I am destined to keep a skinny tyre on the thing.

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