Most footbikers seek to find the lowest position from which to kick, and scrapes are common place. If you are running your deck low, even on a smooth road surface, irregularities from frost heaves, pavement cracks, pavement seams and repairs, and of course speed bumps can take its toll.
If the frame is aluminum, every scrape is removing structural metal. If it is steel, we expose the unprotected metal to the elements leading to rust. In either case we are shortening the life of our footbikes.
Posted on May 2, 2012 by Pete Hummers