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Old 08-19-18, 07:37 PM
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Bike Drifting

I strongly recommend the Haro MS4 tires, they make a nice car-like squeal, and they last hella long.
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Old 09-21-18, 08:54 AM
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it wasn't drifting at the time (wasn't called that anyway. back in the 70's maybe), but as kids we'd smash down a pop can, ride over it and try to time slamming on the brakes so the rear tire stopped on it. we'd get long loud barely in control slides.

it wouldn't be quite anytime/anyplace, but maybe to update that you could take some sheet metal and make some 8-12" discs and throw them around in a parking lot. you wouldn't need special tires and also wouldn't wear good tires down (as long as you get good at stopping on the disc).
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Old 09-21-18, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by BMXTRIX View Post
Skidding is awesome if you grab a tray from your local Burger King and find a good straight and wide street. Bunnyhop onto the tray while going fast and lock your rear brake landing on the tray with your rear wheel.

You will skid like 100 feet or more. Plus, it just wears through the tray, not your tire.

I've seen people do this and do surfers (old locking levers) - but it's fun to do 180's and do backwards skids. You can also pretty much do full 360 skids. Kind of crazy. The same thing can be done on a skateboard. Bunnyhop, lock your brakes, land rear wheel on the skateboard.

Fun and amusing - but hardly serious. Kind of like riding a scooter or an unbike.
This sounds like a better idea than hardening your tires because it seems like hardening your tires would make them too slippery to controllably get up to speed all those other times when you don't want to skid. You might end up just spinning out and not getting up to speed. Any unused cement spot on your property you can try "spilling" some slick varnish (don't do this in a public space).
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Old 09-21-18, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Philphine View Post
it wasn't drifting at the time (wasn't called that anyway. back in the 70's maybe), but as kids we'd smash down a pop can, ride over it and try to time slamming on the brakes so the rear tire stopped on it. we'd get long loud barely in control slides.

it wouldn't be quite anytime/anyplace, but maybe to update that you could take some sheet metal and make some 8-12" discs and throw them around in a parking lot. you wouldn't need special tires and also wouldn't wear good tires down (as long as you get good at stopping on the disc).
I don't know how long disposable aluminum pie plates would last, but those could be about the right size.
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Old 12-18-18, 01:52 PM
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Old 12-20-18, 12:06 AM
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Cover the tire with Aluminum HVAC tape. It will be like riding on ice.

We used to do it on Big Wheels when we were kids. Wore through the plastic tires pretty quick. We found a bunch of aluminum HVAC tape and thought it would make the rear tires last longer, which it did, but man, it made the things pretty ass happy. Then we got the idea to tow the big wheels around town with regular bicycles. Scared the crap out of some motorists. I sometimes wonder how my brother and I managed to stay alive.

But yeah, drifting is a thing. I saw them do it down in Atlanta. Get your weight over the front wheel, unweight the rear wheel and let it rip.

Check out the guy at 1:30 smoking the tires.


Or just buy an X20 BMX Drift Wheel


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Old 07-03-19, 05:38 PM
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Why not use a solid tire. https://tannusamerica.com/collection...nnus-mini-velo
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