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 Post subject: Favourite tyre
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 8:59 am 
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Whats your favourite retro-esque tyre?

(I love my weight but cream Panaracer Smoke and Dart combo in off cream. Looking at them now. The tread is quite vicious...not very fast rolling tho as I encountered cycling into work today)


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:15 am 
Two Fat Ladies
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Yep, deffo the smoke dart combo.

Used to run smokes up front too, but the were leathal on wet tarmac


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:55 am 
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Panaracer Spike front and rear!


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 9:56 am 
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Tioga farmer johns 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:03 am 
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haha.

That spike tyre was awesome. I remember my old riding buddy having one on the front. Comedy tyre! All over the pace he was...


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:05 am 
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heard lots saying that about them , but in the mud , sticks like shit on a blanket


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:32 am 
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Great in loose gravel and thicky thick thick mud, otherwise a 'Comedy Tire' my mate had a pair and you could hear him coming down the road on smooth tarmac - whhhhhrrrrrrrrrrrrr :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:34 am 
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...and then he turns into a corner...

"WOOAAAHHHHH"

SMASHHHH CRASHHH BENDDDDD CRUNCH"



"Bl**dy tyre!"


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:37 am 
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Used to love the old IRC yeti FRO tyres, went through loads of 'em. Good volume for the lightish weight and fast rolling. Nice round profile which I like for cornmering as well. Love to get a pair of 'em again.


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:40 am 
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I used to run a specialized hardpack 2.2 on the front and a ground control 1.95 on the back.


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