Correct. As for turning resistance in tight places, that's a compromise...April 5 2012 at 11:59 AM
Steve in NC (Login pneuguy)
Response to so the tube acts as a dampner?
...you make when you adjust Tension/Friction.
One cool feature of the McMC hose clamps is they come with a convenient plastic key wrench for quick readjustment. This makes the small and lightweight "key" easy to carry with you for fine-tuning of the damping for for the specific riding situation - loose and easy for indoors, tighter and stiff for outdoors.
In fact, for outdoor use, you can dial the friction up so high that the chair resists turning so strongly that it has less of that annoying tendency to self-turn and follow the camber of the sidewalk or street. This avoids the fatiguing and efficiency-robbing practice of pushing on one rim while dragging on the other to keep the chair running straight.
Of course then it takes a definite effort at the rims to change direction.
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