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    I am just curious what kind of tires you guys like on your evveryday chair...I had regular 1" 3/8 x 24" spoked but then decided to be Mr Baddass and get 2.95" x 26" offroad wheels...now I can't seem to go back to the 24" they just don't look and feel right even though they are certainly much more meneuverable.
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    i have your basic wheels so i wouldn't know which i'd prefer but i know a very active kid who'd never go back to regular wheels.
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    I always liked the look of Knobbies but they took too much added effort to get around. So I compromised for standard pneumatic tires with an airless insert.

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    i prefer air in the tires, but it's just my opinion.
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    I went to the solid tires bcause I kept geting flats all the time. They ride just a tad diffrent but it is one more thing I don't have to worry about now.
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    I keep thinking of getting some wider tyres, but a few places where I go on holiday have quite narrow doors, so I'd have to take my narrow tyred wheels as well.

    Also, the gap between my hip and the wheel is quite narrow, so this would decrease even more if I put wider tyres on, restricting my pushing technique.

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    I like nice 1x26 high pressure (100psi) tires on my chair, very low rolling resistance. (Make sure you keep the pressure up too)

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    My everyday tires: Primo Racer 25 X 1" Pneumatic Tire (20-559)
    My knobby tires: Kenda Wide Knobby 24" x 2" (50-540) Blue Sidewall

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    Jadis,

    Do you have to re-adjust the brakes when you switch from 25->24? Or are the tire differences enough to make them the same diameter?

    I have 25x1's on and and old 24" wheels that would be good to make "offroaders". Just wondering about the hassle factor. My brakes ain't the easiest things to muck with.

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    edit: Oh yeah; how about the axle adjust too? Do you have separate axles for them? I had to tweek the adjust nut when I switched, rather not have to deal with that too.
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    Dunno yet. I ordered my knobbies on the 21st and they will be here wednesday.

    As for adjusting my brakes, I just loosen the bolts and slide the tube portion fwd/backwards. (I have tried other wheels just not these particular ones I have ordered.)


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