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My old bike could coast for miles Answered

my old bike could coast, for, well, i've only gone a mile, slight downhill, very slight. my new bike wont coast for a few feet, what possibly could be the problem?

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NachoMahma (author)2008-10-06

. Probably the tires. On pavement, skinnier and harder tires have less rolling resistance.

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Yerboogieman (author)NachoMahma2008-10-06

so i should find tires like on my old bike and pump up my tires to 75psi?

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NachoMahma (author)Yerboogieman2008-10-06

. If you want to coast as far as possible. It's gonna be a rough ride and not worth a flip in the dirt, though.

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Yerboogieman (author)NachoMahma2008-10-06

chat in instructables chatroom?

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NachoMahma (author)Yerboogieman2008-10-06

. The "balloon" tires on a dirt bike help absorb a lot of shock (low pressure) and keep the tire on top of the dirt (wide footprint). A skinny tire will dig in.

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Yerboogieman (author)NachoMahma2008-10-06

not extremely skinny, like griping but not as much.

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Doctor What (author)Yerboogieman2008-10-06

I was wondering if the pictures were in the mountains.

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NachoMahma (author)Doctor What2008-10-06

. Looks like the Pacific Northwest to me. Possibly the Seattle area.

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Doctor What (author)Doctor What2008-10-06

I think! (aka, what gave me the idea)

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