Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newark, DE, USA
hard front tire = pogo back tire
Just got Ocelot, 1990 K75C, back on the road after ten years parked. Naturally, I replaced both tires, which were way way too dried up to get a good grip. The local Cyclegear mounted a pair of Bridgestones. Paid the state extortion last Thursday, so I have been riding Ocelot less than a week. Just long enough to come up with a name for her.
So I start riding her, and I immediately thought her rear shock was shot. At any considerable bump I would shoot up off the seat six inches and the rear end would bounce like a pogo stick and whack me in the ass three times. Yesterday, in fact, I was shopping the internet for a new rear shock. Good thing I didn't pull the trigger.
When I got home from work last night, I checked tire pressure in front because I thought the front felt awfully hard. The shop had put 40 psi in that tire! I aired her out to 26, or whatever was in the manual don't quote me. The rear was about 40 too. I aired it out to 38.
This morning on the way to the office, all pogo was gone!
That was easy.
So on a K75C, what do you guys usually run?
Dial in info: I weigh 215. Ocelot's role is a city commute and I also intend to also ride longer freeway errands when they come up. I live in Dull-Aware, which is a sand bar between two rivers, so twisties are not a consideration. Bridgestone S-11 Spitfire tires.
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Last edited by Ocelot; Oct 13th, 2010 at 2:59 pm.