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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:53 pm 
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yes halo do a tan wall and spoon does, but they dont look the same, and when a nos pair of smokes come up for sale your talking £100+.
i think some wang tung fung tyre company need to copy a classic, people are afraid to use there best tyres, iv only got two bikes and i worry, its not right is it?, i want to see someone on dragons den with a new amber wall tyre that looks decent!, someone start a Partition we all sign with 3 xxx and send it to a Vietnam factory. :idea: :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:08 pm 
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you are right.

designs and trends have moved on making it harder to find them, at low cost. in some cases, rightly so as they fall apart, the skin-wall construction didn't stand the test of time and crumble away. black-wall soon prevailed.

cheapo centre-ridge type can be found but, like you say, anything interesting are buggered or top dollar :o

bike jumbles are a fairly reliable outlet for amber/skin walls. you just have to inspect them thoroughly.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:12 pm 
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What hacks me off is the availability of really nice looking tyres - for BMX's :?


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but a modern tyre wouldn't be right for a period build.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:28 pm 
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lewis1641 wrote:
but a modern tyre wouldn't be right for a period build.


http://www.evanscycles.com/products/onz ... gn=froogle


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:29 pm 
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http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a84163/smoke-xc-skinwall-21-folding-126tpi.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Yeah theres plenty for a bmx, i think anything is better than a black tyre and a new tyre would age and weather, just needs to have a decent looking tred patten, weights not a problem to me, it's not like where racing for silver cups, iv seen the onza tyres 2.2 wide but they all seem to have a higher side wall, need more of a low profile


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We_are_Stevo wrote:
lewis1641 wrote:
but a modern tyre wouldn't be right for a period build.


http://www.evanscycles.com/products/onz ... gn=froogle


exactly


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:59 pm 
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lewis1641 wrote:
We_are_Stevo wrote:
lewis1641 wrote:
but a modern tyre wouldn't be right for a period build.


http://www.evanscycles.com/products/onz ... gn=froogle


exactly


Look perfectly ok to me...

...and have some Onza Aggro's to go on my cro-mega in place of the Panaracer tractor tyres it has at the mo... :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:14 am 
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I think my point is that it is one thing looking the part and another actually being the part.

I know its ridiculous but imagine someone created a full retro bike out of modern repro parts, it wouldn't be right would it?


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