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 Post subject: Replacement for a Dart
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:08 am 
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Hi all.

Well it looks like my trusty Dart on my Cro Mega is on its final ride tomorrow. On inspection I have found that there is a split in the sidewall. It may last a rag around Dalbeattie 7 stanes blue route later or go out in a blaze of glory. Either way, it looks like it needs replacing.

Do any of you fine people know what would be a good modern replacement for it, given that Darts are quite hard to come by? I have to be careful of tyre width as there isn't much clearance on the front forks of a Crown Mega.

I'm not bothered about sidewall colour, although the current one is skin coloured.

Cheers all.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:42 am 
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You could always use a Smoke on the front. They were actually designed as F or R tire (directional). Some swear they are better than a Dart on the front. Jon Smith of this house has some new ones.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 0#p2758347


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:21 am 
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You can buy Dart (and Smoke) reissues.

https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/pan ... wg_id-5600

I've bought a few from here. They get delivered in a few days.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:05 pm 
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Yeah a smoke would be better (I think), I just gave away a dart as they are rubbish (IMO), but have run smokes front and rear on many occasions.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:27 pm 
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Darts are ace and run IMO much better than Smokes up front. If anyone has a blackwall reissue pair for sale, NOS, then please let me know!


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