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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:44 am 
Dirt Disciple

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i I am currently working on a 90's build, and wondered what tyres people would recommend.

I have some GP3000s somewhere, barely used, but if they are dry and cracked, what would be suitable alternatives?

I don't mind if they aren't actually vintage - I don't want to spend £100 per tyre.

For reference, it is skinny steel, chrome lugs and wheels are on Open Pro SUP.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Conti Grand Prix Classic would be a good one. I ran Super Sport Ultra's in the 90's and they look similar with a brown sidewall. Michelin Dynamic Classic is another one.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:18 pm 
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I'd be looking at Vittoria Corsa G with brown wall
https://www.mantel.com/uk/vittoria-open ... 6tEALw_wcB


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:01 am 
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Michelin Axial's are a pretty good tyre for a 90s build you can pick them up at a reasonable price but some are just silly money.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:07 am 
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Veloflex Masters


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:03 pm 
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Nob wrote:
Veloflex Masters


I would second that; they are essentially a very high quality 'summer' bike tyre that would be a good choice for road racing. The Veloflex tyre that was used in the 1990s was the Pave; the Master and Corsa are the current version, and are virtually the same as the Pave; I am not sure if anything changed with replacing the Pave. They are basically the same type of tyre, the only difference being a black sidewall on the Corsa, and tan sidewall on the Master. I use Masters on my 1998 Trek OCLV and and simply the most fantastic tyre I have ever used in terms of ride quality.
They are also, as far as I know, the only tyre that is hand made in Italy today.
You can have different colour treads, obviously black with tan sidewall is 'proper' classic look :)

I suppose the Continental Grand Prix Classic might be worth a try; I have been thinking about giving them a go.


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