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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:32 pm 
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I always found Smoke/Dart Magics a better tyre, but there's no doubt white Porcs are a classic.

Classics don't always make sense.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:36 am 
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scant wrote:
lucifer wrote:
yeah but they stuck like glue...


you need to try some slow rebound modern tyres. properly grippy & more than 3 rides use unlike white porcs ;)


suggestions.

By the way I run modern continentals on everything but the fat chance, which of course has porcs.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:03 pm 
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White Porc's are cool as long as there dificult to find. I'd NEVER have the same pair of tyres as another 250 bikes if I want a cool-unique bike...
Go for some Dart/Smoke Magic!!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:15 pm 
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i would rather have a set of amber walled ground controls any day can we petition specialized


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I'm in for 2 sets.
No other tyre makes your bike look better!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:08 pm 
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i would rather have a set of amber walled ground controls any day can we petition specialized


Oh yeah baby! As Specialized now make a repro of the original StumpJumper maybe they could make some treads too!


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I think they should do it just for the craic..;. imagine the look on peoples' faces when the tyre they've just spent a couple of hundred quid on becomes worthless overnight...! Would put things into perspective really wouldn't it?! Maybe we could get the ball rolling on a re-release of moots / onza ti cranks, disk drives, speedtraps...! Herbold bought the last 350 pairs or so when they stopped making the white porcs - was his fave tyre (supposedly)


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Stick Legs wrote:
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i would rather have a set of amber walled ground controls any day can we petition specialized


Oh yeah baby! As Specialized now make a repro of the original StumpJumper maybe they could make some treads too!


stick legs do you think we should as ask john to petition specialized for a few sets of ground controls for the retro bike massive


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:08 am 
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The main problem I imagine is getting someone to commit to buy the older tyres.

Jeff @ First Flight has done some Timbuk II's I am buying a couple of pairs next week. Some people say they are a bit expensive, even with the favourable dollar rate right now but to make a run of tyres the unit cost is dependent on the number ordered. There are say 600 users on this forum. I think it would be a miracle if half commited to buying 4x groundcontrols each. So that's 1200 tyres. I think that 1000+ tyres at $20 per tyre would be worth doing. Any less may not be. A nice idea but I am not sure how much demand there really is...


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Stick Legs wrote:
THWANG-666 wrote:
i would rather have a set of amber walled ground controls any day can we petition specialized


Oh yeah baby! As Specialized now make a repro of the original StumpJumper maybe they could make some treads too!


that stumpjumper already comes with ground controls & specialized has already been petitioned in the US (mainly by mtbr.com VRC) to re-release ground controls to no avail.

herbold was sponsored by onza, he woulda been given the tyres, not bought them! :wink:


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