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 Post subject: What Tyres & Innertubes?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:50 pm 
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Hello all.
Sorry if there's a thread like this already - i've searched but couldn't see anything similar.

Being out of touch myself i'm just wanting your expert opinions on tyre/inner tube combos.

I prefer a lightweight, grippy tyre with good cornering ability.

Tyres I remember having were amber Smoke/Darts, white Porcs (I wish i'd bought more!) and Conti Cross Country Kevlars.

I seem to remember the Contis being my faves with their light weight and ability to cut through mud.

I used regular tubes and Air-B (?) Latex tubes, the latex obviously being lighter and I never had much trouble with punctures.

I guess what i'm asking is what tyres & tubes do you guys use?
Do you stay retro or go for modern tyres?
Do old tyres deteriorate over time?

Cheers :D


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:33 pm 
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Old tyre deteriorate with age.
I use modern on the Pace, IRC notos XC 1.9", sort of a meat coloured sidewall, look fairly retro. Michelin air stop tubes.
I use retro on the Orange, Tioga Hound Dawg 1.95" amber wall, Raleigh £2.99 tubes. Worked okay today. Will perish eventually :cry:

I love amber wall, I'd love to find out where I can get some new ones... Until then, IRC Notos it is.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:17 pm 
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Cheers for your input :)

I'm gonna stick some all black Kevlar Racing Porcs on the Clockwork.
I think i'll go for an all black 'stealth' look for the bike. 8)


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