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 Post subject: UMMA GUMMA
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:24 am 
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Just picked this up for the equivilent of 13 GBP - if anyone has another I would be interested


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 Post subject: Re: UMMA GUMMA
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 8:13 am 
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My favourite tyre of all time! £13 was a steal! :shock:

I wish they'd reproduce these :(


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 Post subject: Re: UMMA GUMMA
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:13 am 
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Via the medium of twitter i asked Specialized a while ago if they would reproduce the original Ground Controls and they replied that they were not aware of any demand. If someone were to start a Facebook group asking for the Ground Controls and other tyres to be made it might work?


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 Post subject: Re: UMMA GUMMA
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:49 am 
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What did we do before social media and the net :D


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 Post subject: Re: UMMA GUMMA
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:06 am 
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ozone1 wrote:
What did we do before social media and the net :D

Personal visits, letters, phone, petitions, telegrams. Communication was still possible, and probably better as it is far too easy now for anyone to voice an opinion/talk rubbish when in the not too distant past, it required some effort which put off the more maronic of the population (of which there are many).

Back on topic, you'll be lucky to get another tyre for a price like £13. More like £60+ for new.


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 Post subject: Re: UMMA GUMMA
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:12 am 
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ah the good old days, when you rode a bike without a helmet, :D

Yeah $13 was pretty sharp, but i'm happy to pay market price for a matching tyre


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 Post subject: Re: UMMA GUMMA
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 11:22 am 
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Did ya find it in a NZ bike shop?


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 Post subject: Re: UMMA GUMMA
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 1:07 pm 
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no alas, got it on line, there's not much around the local shops anymore unfortunatly, or though I did get a set of XTR cant pads and a set of XTR v brake inserts but i think thats as far as the rabbit hole goes :?


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