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Old 05-03-2019, 03:08 PM   #1
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1) Does anyone remember what the ruling was on using more than one tire type on a cycle? (Also: If one is running a sidecar, which tire does the s-c tire have to match?)

2) Where's the page with the Sonic Cannon rules? Someone posted a link, but I can't find it.
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:10 PM   #2
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Sonic Cannon (thank Parody)

http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=30323

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Don't know anything specific about mismatched cycle tires - why would they be different than cars?

You updating Combat Garage? ;)
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:15 PM   #3
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For the cycle tire question:
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Originally Posted by CWC 2.5 p. 74 and UACFH p. 161
The front and rear tires on a cycle must match, and if a sidecar is attached, its tires must match, too.
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:40 AM   #4
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Only place I can recall different Tire types on a Cycle , was the unofficial Drag Cycle from internet (NOVA Nightmessenger?) pages. Only the Back Tire could be a Slick .
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Old 05-04-2019, 01:51 PM   #5
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You updating Combat Garage? ;)
'Fraid not -- going through my old files, and finding some "damaged" cycles with mismatched tires; based on what I have, I went with "F and B tires may be different, as with cars; sidecar tire must match B tire, or get penalty" (probably I based this off pics of cycle/sidecar combos; the sidecar tire is usually parallel with the rear tire on the bike). But since these date from a *long* time ago, there might have been a Official Ruling (or several ;) ) in the interval.

(Same reason I have Light Cycles with Sidecars -- they exist; heck, near where I live, someone has a scooter with a sidecar....)
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:53 AM   #6
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Yeah in game Light Cycles should be able to use Light Sidecars . We allow them to in our group games . Sidecar frames ( plus Cycle AND Minivan Trailers ) are extremely overweight for their sizes as it is ...
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:00 AM   #7
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Yeah in game Light Cycles should be able to use Light Sidecars . We allow them to in our group games . Sidecar frames ( plus Cycle AND Minivan Trailers ) are extremely overweight for their sizes as it is ...
The Carbon Aluminum Frame is your friend, especially on sidecars. No one expects a cycle to win in a collision anyways.
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Old 05-05-2019, 12:24 PM   #8
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True but with any suspension improvements, the costs for Sidecars become astronomical if you go for the CA Frames .

My Metalwork Teacher had a large Sidecar on his classic motorbike & two of us easily lifted it away from the cycle & turned it over when some rust needed sorting out . I was 16 at the time & I'd put it's weight at between 100lbs & 120lbs with wheel on ? No where near 200lbs or 350lbs . And of course an 8 Space Light Trike frame is only 300lbs ...
See my Cycles vs Trike thread for more rants on this subject :
http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread...=Cycles+Trikes
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:26 PM   #9
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True but with any suspension improvements, the costs for Sidecars become astronomical if you go for the CA Frames .
Which is why, back-when, most groups ignored the ruling "CA-frame cost mods affect Chassis and Suspension cost as well" -- it effectively rendered the CA-frame useless for anything except "Division 60+ blitzkriegs".
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:12 AM   #10
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At least with bikes you avoid the chassis part.
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