> Question for you tire experts...Is any ol' white tire a non-marking
> tire? We installed a new Sportcourt plastic tile floor in our new
> church gymnasium and the first time someone dragged a white
> soled tennis
> shoe shoe across the floor, it left a mark (removed easily of
> There are always white tires available at just about any store with a
> sporting good dept. but what makes a tire non-marking?
I have only seen marks made on floor by white tires when the rider was
trying really hard to do so. Such as spinning the wheel as fast as possible,
then slamming it onto the floor. Since most tires are not made with floors
in mind, there is no labeling about their marking qualities. The "workable"
definition of non-marking would have to be that it doesn't make marks, under
expected use, on the floor in question. In other words, your new tile floor
may be more susceptible to marks than a beat up old wood floor.
I have just gained access to a nice gym with a linoleum tile floor. These
types of floor seem to show tire marks most easily. We'll have to watch
The black tires that come with Miyata unicycles are non-marking. Again, you
can make a mark if you work at it, but it shouldn't do anything under normal
Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
"We were discussing Big Mac Meals. I think that has little if anything to do
with cow parts. There are probably more UNICYCLE parts in a Big Mac than cow
parts." - Greg Harper on cuisine