Something missing on Grooved Highway

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Something missing on Grooved Highway

Post by tom84std » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:44 pm

My mind goes back to the '70's and the first time I ever rode a bike on a grooved highway. The bike's "wandering" reaction caused some severe butt puckering until I just got used to it. Since that time I've learned that grooved highways just do that. No big deal, most of the time.

Fast forward forty years and I'm riding the other day on IH25 in Colorado. Heavily grooved, but something was missing? I have a year old ME880 on the front and a new Avon Venom on the rear. Both tires have similar tread design. Pretty slick and solid in the center with diagonal grooves offset to each side and radiating up the sidewalls. No linear grooves at all. No wandering effect on the grooved highway either. Have you guys noticed this with these tires?

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Re: Something missing on Grooved Highway

Post by ka4yqi » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:56 am

Yes sir. the newer tire patterns seem to stop all the butt puckering that the older patterns caused. I know when the first came out, I wonder how the were going to hold up to the wet, groved pavement. The answer was a lots better.

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Re: Something missing on Grooved Highway

Post by Fiberthree » Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:00 pm

If I remember correctly, most tire sales people blamed the wobble on the ribbed front tire. Turns out it was the big central channel on the rear that was causing it.

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Re: Something missing on Grooved Highway

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:43 pm

"we" have a stretch of concrete road that "they" cut for for water ....When it's dry,the bike tires 'sing' as I roll down the highway...I actually thought it was a alert siren from the nuclear plant :o

I heard that somewhere there was a stretch of highway that was grooved in varying widths and spacing so if you drove the speed limit,your tires would sing you a song...

Would you call that ....groovy tunes.??. :lol:

I wonder if it's a urban myth or for real.???

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Re: Something missing on Grooved Highway

Post by redial » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:42 am

For groovy tunes, type in "singing road" to Google and listen to the examples that come up - even that California is going to pave over them.

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