What size is best?

What size is best?

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bruce fielding

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2,244 posts

243 months

Tuesday 5th November 2002
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What size wheels are you using? Does having the same size front and rear beat larger rears?

ross.mcw

393 posts

218 months

Tuesday 5th November 2002
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No idea, as long as they're round I don't care.

Personally I would have though that larger wheels at the back would only increase the tendency to oversteer (which is bad enough as it is) - but I may be wrong.

Mine are the same all round (handy for balancing the wear as well).

What tyes are you running now? I gather the continentals that were put on mine by Ariel are shite.

Atom290

1,015 posts

218 months

Friday 15th November 2002
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>> Edited by atom290 on Saturday 31st January 15:16

robrackstraw

6 posts

218 months

Friday 15th November 2002
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Have had no problems with excessive oversteer since moving to bigger rears.

ross.mcw

393 posts

218 months

Monday 18th November 2002
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robrackstraw said: Have had no problems with excessive oversteer since moving to bigger rears.


..says the man that managed to write his first one off at Bedford of all places

tuffer

8,705 posts

228 months

Monday 18th November 2002
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took one for a test drive but never followed up on it (needed a modicum of practicallity), so what are they like to live with (I still have a craving)?

ross.mcw

393 posts

218 months

Tuesday 19th November 2002
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The main difference is that you're really forced to wear a helmet which makes cars of this ilk far more bearable than without. If you wear ear plugs as well then it's even better - basically treat it like a motor bike with oversteer on tap. Having to put the 4 point harness on is a pain, but you need it.

They're also quite roomy in the cockpit with a bit of space up front in the nose for a few tools etc. Certainly okay for a weekend away if you toss the bag in with the passengers feet.

Also very economical on the road being so light (well mine is anyhow in standard tune).

But, you'd really only be buying it for sunny days to be honest.

Atom290

1,015 posts

218 months

Tuesday 19th November 2002
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>> Edited by atom290 on Saturday 31st January 15:16

tuffer

8,705 posts

228 months

Tuesday 19th November 2002
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Anbody know of any 2nd hand ones knocking about? The list price was a bit much for me (well actualy the wife)!!

Atom290

1,015 posts

218 months

Tuesday 19th November 2002
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>> Edited by atom290 on Saturday 31st January 15:16