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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:11 pm 
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just purchased a 17" sirca 1992 Orange clockwork and I am looking to change my tryes for something more usable. So I am selling my Farmer john "cousins" (on another thread) and looking for something a bit slicker / thinner walled tyres. Any suggestions keeping that retro look?

******************went with a pair of Michelin Wildgrippers (butterscotch)********************


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:35 pm 
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What are you after road/commuting tyres or hard pack/ cinde/fire road type?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:32 am 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
What are you after road/commuting tyres or hard pack/ cinde/fire road type?


Looking for a cross between MTB tyres and commuting tyres i.e not 26" x 1.95's but say 26" x 1.8's or something. Maybe even a coloured tyre :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:45 am 
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Michelin wildgripper sprints spring to mind. You can get them fairly easily in black tread + amber wall and a little harder and pricier in green tread. I think Orange and butterscotch colours were reserved for their big brothers the normal wildgrippers.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:35 pm 
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secret_squirrel wrote:
Michelin wildgripper sprints spring to mind. You can get them fairly easily in black tread + amber wall and a little harder and pricier in green tread. I think Orange and butterscotch colours were reserved for their big brothers the normal wildgrippers.


Thanks for this "butterscotch" you say. Now you have got me thinking....

Ok I have decided I am looking for Michelin Wildgripper preferably in butterscotch but if good condition will take the green. Anyone got a pair?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Lol. I have just bought the most recent butterscotch pair to appear in the sale section. :) You might try posting a wanted ad in the wanted section. Be warned they may not come cheap.

Also bear in mind that I would describe the normal wildgrippers as being well into "nobbly" territory - so they will make a good sound on the road.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:48 am 
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Specialized do/did some tyres that would fit the bill and even had amber/rust walls. Think they are called crosstrack, crossmax or sumfink like that.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:50 am 
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Was nearly right....

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/spe ... e-ec001839

These would do the trick.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:02 pm 
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Schwalbe city jets are semi slicks and you can get them in 1.90 and with amberwall for a pair well under 30 quid

just an example

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Schwalbe-City ... 53ecd3e631


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