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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:05 am 
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When the WTB Velociraptor first appeared, I thought it was the best tyre ever. They're still pretty good but my front has started to split in the side walls. It has virtually no wear but it'll have to go. The rear is much better so I Googled around for a suitable replacement front. It seems to be all black walled tyres nowadays. I'd like something which performs as well as a Velociraptor (if that's possible) and won't look out of place. Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:12 am 
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How about these NOS skinwall front Velociraptors?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:15 pm 
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Someone's selling these at the moment link: https://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/1486861286.htm/ for 10€ . Deli tyres 1.90. cream walled red/blue. I really like the colors, anyone have experience with these?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:20 pm 
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If you get stuck: very tidy Onza Rail, shinwall, lightly used. Brilliant on sticky mud, self-cleans. I moved house to a gravelly area and swapped it out. Say £10 posted.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:20 pm 
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There are also some new 'vintage' tyres being developed at the moment if you can wait until next month. I've been watching these: http://www.facebook.com/RideTerraOne


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:41 am 
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Perhaps some of the classic ones (panaracer smoke + dart):

https://www.bike24.com/p2184299.html?q=panaracer+smoke
https://www.bike24.com/p2184323.html?q=panaracer+dart


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:23 pm 
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Thanks for the help. I'll probably wait into the new year, now, so that the weather is a bit more classic bike friendly!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:47 pm 
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What a small world the internet is. I followed the link in Barnard102's comment when it was posted. Now a fellow blogger who I follow has revealed that he knows Terrance, the man behind the RIDER T1 tyre currently in development. Not only that but he has tested the tyres in Switzerland on his retro FS Cannondale. It's a good read. https://diaryofacyclingnobody.com/testi ... -rider-t1/


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:59 pm 
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Interesting. Bookmarked!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:58 pm 
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I’m looking forward to ordering a pair when they’re out: does anyone know of the price as yet?


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