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    Pretty much anything with wheels (ebikes, mtb, quadbikes, buggies, offroading) Tech. Aquaponics. Fishing, 4wd'ing, camping.

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  1. t0me

    The Tyre (Tire) Thread

    I unfortunately have to revise my revised revisement. The Duro, whilst round... developed a buckle, that's in the tyre not the wheel!!! So while I wait for an "original fitment" tyre from China, I'm back to using my original original. Seems I've yet to find an offroad tread tyre, or for that matter, any other tyre that works well with my V8. Anyone had any luck with any other tyres on this wheel? Down to 15mins to change a tyre :-)
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    The Tyre (Tire) Thread

    I have to revise my comments. I could NOT get the mad mike to run true. Always a hump somewhere on the wheel. Now to be sure, every tube I've got has been inside a 2.125 or 1.95 wheel, and the mad mike is a 1.75, but I suspect the tube isn't the culprit. I've put the same tube back in the DURO tyre and she's round as... well as it should be. The mad mike was unridable at speed. Tried many many positions for the tyre in relation to the tube, and it didn't make any appreciable difference. So, the Duro's the only replacement I've found that fits and rides pretty decently. I haven't found anything with a decent offroad tread that runs true. I suspect its partly as this size is primarily made for kiddies bmx. Anyone got any other tyre suggestions for me? I didn't time myself but I suspect I'm well under 20mins to remove and replace a tyre on the V8.
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    The Tyre (Tire) Thread

    V8 Tyre experiences. I've an inmotion V8, Solo glide 3, same thing, but mines an Inmotion V8. I've tried a few tyres now and thought I'd chuck up my findings. Stock is a 50-305 16 x 1.95 Kenda brand, road style pattern, up to 40psi. Works very well, stiff side walls, not a great pattern for offroad. Then, I tried in order: Duro x-performer 50-305 16x1.95, mainly road pattern but more aggressive than the Kenda, but, 45-75psi, soft, even at high pressure, squidgy soft sided tyre, medium to slow turning response. Kenda k-50 57-305 16x2.125, offroad pattern, decent knobblies, 40psi, good grip, medium turning response, but rubs, pretty badly imo. I tried giving it a little more room but its enough too big that no amount of massaging will make it fit without rubbing on my V8. Schwalbe Mad Mike K-guard 16x1.75, same pattern as the kenda k-50, up to 65psi, at 50psi it has a super fast turning response, twitchy even, but good grip, no rubbing, that's the main thing for me. So, my number 1 pick from those is the Mad Mike. If I could get one of the originals cheap enough I'd call that the pick if you do onroad only, but if you want more grip the Mad Mike is a great fit and has a decent offroad pattern (decent onroad too but its more of an A/T type tyre than on road only). I need to play with different pressures some more to find what's a good balance between response and footprint etc but for now I'm happy to recommend it as the best of the ones I've tried/listed. Bought from suppliers within Australia (LBS got the Duro in for me and the other 2 were from Chainreactioncycles.com). Changing them over I use the disconnect main board method. Seems easiest to me.
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    Perth, Australia Group

    Nah, it seems to me in deepest darkest Gosnells that we'll be at the "wtf is that" stage for the next few years at least I reckon.
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    Perth, Australia Group

    Love that river track, its not terribly tricky, and most is hard packed or grass track. Not much loose sand which sucks on the wheel.
  6. t0me

    Has anyone had their Solowheel turn off without warning?

    V8 was the right first wheel for me, has been utterly brilliant and very forgiving both on and offroad for 1300k's for a big ass rider. Considering how many have been sold and are out there, vs number of complaints... I think you're ok with your choice.
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    Perth, Australia Group

    Hi Alan, sorry for the late reply. Yes its a Gear 360 (Samsung). I'm still getting the hang of it. The trails I'm riding are a bit closer to my home in Gosnells. There's a few, nothing terribly serious, just trails mainly used by dog walkers and short cuts between parts of bicycle paths. We've got a great network of path's here, some of them lovely windy trails through tree's by the river. I put a new tyre on - Duro, its higher pressure than stock so I presume thinner side walls, and I didn't slime it this time and its been great so far. Considering how much riding I'm doing off paths I'm pretty chuffed that I haven't had many punctures yet, just the 1 afaik. Working out that with a bit of rubber as a spacer for the valve stem, I can use normal $5 tubes from k-mart is excellent too. Being semi-retired I ride during the day during the week, most days when it isn't too stinky hot. I'm off for a ride by the river with the dog shortly. About time I took the 360 cam out again too.
  8. t0me

    WheelLog Android App

    Bit sucky though, I bought an S2, sold it again. It wouldn't maintain focus on the app, kept going back to the default watch screen. I love my pebble 2 HR, for using with Wheellog, its the best, and even the pebble original works brilliantly with wheellog (I have both). Be very careful if buying a pebble 2 though, we bought one for my wife, it had been repaired badly with sugru buttons that disintegrated within a week and the watch died due to water ingress (as she didn't notice the buttons deteriorating). So if buying one - which will be secondhand most likely, check the buttons carefully.
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    WheelLog Android App

    Yup, 1.1.1009, latest according to the app.
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    WheelLog Android App

    Mine's a genuine V8 afaik. I did set the max from 25 up to 30 in the original inmotion app. No changes in WheelLog made any difference to that top speed afai've seen, and that seems to be a peak rather than max cruising speed. I never lean hard into it when I'm already going 20-25 (made that mistake and found out the hard way its a bad idea) but I've never gotten mine to 30 by conscious accelerating. I've seen it on the logs but I assume that's due to getting a bit of down hill help while cruising at 25. Maybe those who's seen an increase to 30+ cruising speed after adjustments in WheelLog could post their firmware versions?
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    WheelLog Android App

    I found the same thing with mine. The app changes (other than the original app setting from 25 out to 30) made no difference to top speed on mine either. Max's out at just under 30 usually, but I do see peaks of 30 on the logs. The tilt back seems to vary depending on terrain, battery level and inclination (no doubt also my weight). I'm assuming its working on a percentage left "in the tank" to allow for balance corrections etc.
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    WheelLog Android App

    Surely that's just what it shows on the dial - as in you can customise it so it tops (visually) out only just past your max speed?
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    WheelLog Android App

    Oh and I have both an original kickstarter pebble and the last of them the pebble 2 hr, both run the app very well (and are the reason I bought the watches). I also bought a Gear S2, but plan to sell it on as I primarily wear a watch to run the wheel app and for that, the S2 isn't worth having. It isn't as good a version as the pebble version, won't stay in focus (switches back to watch view quickly) and won't stay on, so its multiple button presses to get it back in view. The pebble 2 hr is quite a bit smaller than the original pebble, but either make an excellent speedo in conjunction with WheelLog.