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So what color tyres should I go for?
Black on black 19%  19%  [ 3 ]
Black on amber 69%  69%  [ 11 ]
Grey on black 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:40 pm 
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My tyres are shagged...they are old, and it's only a matter of time till they fall apart, they are cracked and perished and I'm surprised they have lasted as long as they have :-)

Obviously I want my bike to look good, as well as keep me on the singletracks and not in the hedge or wrapped round a tree

So I've come up with following colour schemes from what I've found on a quick search of ebay
So we have:

Black on black
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Black on amber:
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Grey on black
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And just to see what she would look like with porcs
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Not that I'm going to get the Onzas but it was good to see what it would look like

Also any tye recomendations for off roading, bit of on road stuff, but mostly singletrack 20m rides, nothing too extreme and I'm not a racer either - belly gets in the way! :-)

btw, to go on black rims, rear tyre can only go up to 2.2 and black seat post is on order :-)

Many thanx


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:05 pm 
East Midlands AEC
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I think the amberwalls have it for me. As for choice if you're going retro - why not the old dart/smoke combo? :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:59 pm 
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Have you some software to make those picture of the Kona with the different tyres on? As i looks like it could be fun


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 Post subject: Erm Photoshop!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:07 pm 
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I wish it was some sort of fancy software, but it's photoshop and a number of different layers :-)

Did in a few minutes with it's auto tools which I never usually get a change to play with. It wasn't the best job, but it was the quickest way I could think about doing it...I've gone back and changed the colour of the seat post on my full size images as well :-)

I'm a photographer (http://grahamsnook.wordpress.com quick plug), but I don't play with my images, bit of a purist, but this was a bit of fun :-)

Just seen that panaracer do a blue wall on their fire XC pro...might have to give that a play :D


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:12 pm 
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here it is:
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:45 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Deffo amberwalls 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:53 am 
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Black rims and amber walls. It never got better looking than that. Except perhaps amber walls and CD grey rims. (IMO)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:31 am 
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At the mo I have amber walls on the front (Ritchey Megabite) and black wall (onza honch..I think) on the back....So I'm half way there, depending on which way "there" is :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:51 pm 
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Snooks,

Whereabouts are you? If you are in/near/can get to Sout East London, I have a pair of amber wall Ritchey Megabites in pretty good nick sitting doing nothing that you are welcome to have.


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 Post subject: Many thanks.....
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:41 pm 
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Many thanx Grahame

That's made the decision process a whole lot easier...see you soon :-)

Graham


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