Dr S wrote:
Probably the worst tyres from bitd. Offered no grip at all. They don't look right on that bike and it will wreck the handling.
Sorry, but that's a backward step.
The whole 'Wild-slipper' thing is definitely the main concern. Neither of us have previously ridden them and if they're as shocking as their reputation they're coming off (and probably up for sale if anyone's interested
I don't think I'd want to fit 20th century tyres to a modern bike, or old bike TBH, just cos they look OK...
Personally I don't have a problem with the age of the rubber. I'm not exactly sure how old they are but they seem as solid as a brand new pair of tyres; no cracks or dryness or anything to suggest they're gonna fly off the rim.
Any other mix n' match modern/retro ideas?
Cracks and deterioration are the least of your problems. Modern rubber compounds are infinitely better than even the best 10 year old formulae. Wildgrippers were bad back then. Even if they're in perfect condition, they're probably best just being ogled/ stroked/ sniffed/ rubbed, or whatever your GF prefers.
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