Saturday, March 13, 2010
Take That, Schwalbe!
I'm doing a long term test of a Schwalbe Marathon Plus on the front wheel of the ebike. Schwalbes are notoriously flat resistant, so I wasn't sure how to put it through its paces. A ride down Marine Drive to Cascade Station and back up Killingsworth didn't seem like enough of a test, so I'm going to ill-advisedly invoke karma:
Gosh, I haven't had a flat tire for a long time!
That should give the Schwalbe a good workout. I only hope the back tire, used as a control, is up to the challenge.
Its been less than a week, and the highly reflective brake dust is already starting to build up.
Cripes, I'm having a heckuva time re-seating the bead in this tire uniformly. I don't have tons of experience seating beads, but I know the wubba-wubba feel, and I know what to do to correct it. This tire doesn't seem to want to respond. Maybe its mocking me for some undeserved sidewall wear. Otherwise, more glass, no flats!