Friday, March 28, 2008

New set of wheels

No, I have not yet acquired a motorcycle here in Canada. Yet, my special order from the United States has arrived. My Landyachtz Spud longboard has now a new set of wheels. The quadline wheels have a larger diameter, but are much more narrow. They look more like inline-skate wheels, than skateboard wheels. The diameter and tyre width make it that they have very little friction. Also, I removed the spacers, so that even though wheel diameter increased, ride height has been lowered. It was a bit of an experiment, but it paid off. I get some really smooth sailing now on my board. And silent running on some top notch ceramic bearings.

3 comments:

Brasto said...

I hope the thing is unbreakable as it is unbrakeable anyway. Well at least you have 4-wheels bringing a non steerable platform for downhill racing. To get it around a corner will need some aerobatics which keeps you in shape....
I hope you will ride it with the proper protective gear as it will be unsafe at any speed...
Anyway have fun and watch for traffic

jacco said...

Well, I hope you got full dental :-) Reminds me of my own nasty falls some decades ago, but then again I only had an el-cheapo board and the pavement was not asphalted.

How's the weather, by the way? No snow on the roads?

Bram said...

yes, we had snow friday evening.