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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Panaracer Fire XC?
I had a pair in 1997 if i remember on my LTS! Can anyone confirm their retro credentials?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:38 pm 
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1998
http://web.archive.org/web/199802120923 ... /fire.html

They are [i]not[I] on the website on Dec 1997, just start of 1998 saying they are new.

Hence modern tat ;-). Even if they work quite well and are 15 years old.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:51 pm 
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ha cool, thanks for that - retro enough for me then 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:55 pm 
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i agree.....generally retro tyres look good, but perform badly......it all got much better around the turn of the millenia!.....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:14 pm 
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I'm planning on using new smokes but keeping them for "special" occasions and using charge splashbacks for everyday I like the retro look but don't trust old tyres !
From what I've heard splashbacks aren't a bad tyre and they are cheap ! You can get a pair off fleabay for £23 !


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Splashbacks.... Mine have now come off the bike since the past few weeks of rain has tendered the slipbacks useless.

They'll be back out next year when it dries up.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:05 pm 
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I too have suffered with slippy splashbacks.. not sure though whether this is because they were new and just in need of a bit of scrubbing in.
Still, swapped for a well used set of Bonty XR2's. Not that retro, but less likely to end up in a heap. Depends on priorities I guess!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:08 am 
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I was only going on what I had heard.
If I'm honest even tho my bike is not going to be ready till spring, I was planning to use the splashbacks for towpath runs, if I'm going off-road it would be the smokes or nobby nics, it would really depend on the weather and conditions, my garage already looks like a tyre factory so I have a few to choose from !
Will take your advice on the "slipbacks" tho !
The way I was thinking is modern tyre that looks the retro part with out the crumbly rubber !


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:53 am 
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Are the Halo Choir Master 2.35" retro enough for you? :xmas-big-grin:

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:24 pm 
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Yes! Those are awesome, if a little heavy..


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