Author Topic: New pram tyres in 203 size  (Read 716 times)

fd3

New pram tyres in 203 size
« on: November 28, 2017, 11:58:15 am »
I get about a puncture a year on the bike, but the pram has now increased to two a month (record is 4 punctures in one fell swoop).  On the plus side I am now pretty good at fixing punctures.
As the twins will prob still be in the pram for a year I am looking to upgrade the tyres.  I am considering big apples and kids plus.  If it were just me I would go with the big apples, but my wife spends more time pushing the pram so would prob value the greater puncture protection.
Anyone have any thoughts or experiences?

Re: New pram tyres in 203 size
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2017, 12:04:31 pm »
Go tubeless.

Re: New pram tyres in 203 size
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2017, 12:07:41 pm »
Go tubeless with hydro discs.

Or seriously, I don't remember ever getting pram punctures. Possibly the pram tyres were solid though, certainly push chair ones were. But I can't see any reason to value anything other than puncture proofness in pram tyres. Rolling resistance and wear would hardly be issues.

Having said that, I'm sure mother and baby type magazines are full of reviews of performance orientated pram rubber.
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hellymedic

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Re: New pram tyres in 203 size
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2017, 02:03:23 pm »
Go tubeless with hydro discs.

Or seriously, I don't remember ever getting pram punctures. Possibly the pram tyres were solid though, certainly push chair ones were. But I can't see any reason to value anything other than puncture proofness in pram tyres. Rolling resistance and wear would hardly be issues.

Having said that, I'm sure mother and baby type magazines are full of reviews of performance orientated pram rubber.

Suspect they are not because punctures are infrequent and folk ditch prams after single use.

Bought a new wheelchair tyre from my LBS (Bittacy Cycles, now no more).

I don't like solid tyres though my NHS wheelchair is so shod.

Suggest you look online.

Bike tyres are black and vulcanised. Wheelchair tyres (and presumably pram tyres but I don't definitely know) are made of 'non-marking' unvulcanised rubber, which is softer.


hellymedic

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Re: New pram tyres in 203 size
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 02:10:49 pm »
Have a suitable redundant inner tube if you want...

fd3

Re: New pram tyres in 203 size
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2017, 03:16:26 pm »
Hi helly, kind of you to offer but I suspect a new one will be about the same cost as postage.  Also since I will be upgrading to handmade cotton tubulars...

fd3

Re: New pram tyres in 203 size
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2017, 03:23:41 pm »
Right, so, unpacking video soon to be uploaded to youtube.  Despite being labelled as "plus" they are not as solid as marathon plus, you can actually fit them on the rim! (Easier than the Kendas they replaced, lighter too).  Think I made the right choice, I can run them at max pressure to avoid punctures and the bumpy ride can be mitigated by the rear suspension.

(Only some of that is a joke)