Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:59 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: tyre help
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:44 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader

Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 9:12 pm
Posts: 2941
looking for some new tyres for my commute but im stuck on these three. Bike is used on the road basically all the time.

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYSCBIAPKGF ... lding_tyre

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYSCSMOTO/s ... lding_tyre

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=24558

any pointers at which i should go for

cheers guys


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:51 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:16 pm
Posts: 4144
Location: RetroModding™ since 1988
Any reason you want such a fat tyre for your commute on the roads?

A narrower tyre will weigh less & have less rolling resistance, I'd not go over a 2.0" & would prefer a 1.5"-1.75" tyre for pure road use

I'm a big fan of Schwalbe tyres, but your choices aren't what I'd use for a commuter bike

I'd look at City Jet's, or Marathon tyres in a 1.5" or 1.75" flavour


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:10 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader

Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 9:12 pm
Posts: 2941
i thnk thinner ones will look daft on my bike. G


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:10 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader

Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 9:12 pm
Posts: 2941
i thnk thinner ones will look daft on my bike. G


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:40 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:16 pm
Posts: 4144
Location: RetroModding™ since 1988
dirtydozen wrote:
i thnk thinner ones will look daft on my bike. G
They may look a little odd, but a bike is for riding especially when it's a commuter.

It's your choice but I know which I'd chose, the lighter easier rolling tyre for sure.

Do you know if the larger tyre will fit in your frame & forks? Some of the larger tyres (>2.3") may have very little or no clearance


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:55 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader

Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 9:12 pm
Posts: 2941
i have 2.2 on it now and have just managed to squeeze some 2.5 on my other but had to trim a little of the outter tread off so though a 2.35 would be ok.

I know what your saying but i dont do that many miles on it if im honest


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:31 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 4:24 am
Posts: 713
Location: Edinburgh
i have used specialized hemisphere and Michelin country rock, both roll well the mich is narrower and no puncture resistance but for £7 they are good tyres

the spec were the armadillo type


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:54 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:53 pm
Posts: 871
Location: London
I have a pair of almost new Continental City Contact in 2.1 flavour if you want. I'm looking for £18 posted.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:31 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:57 pm
Posts: 4074
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
I have used the Big Apples in both 2.0 and 2.35 width, and TBH they're not that good.
I got a lot of punctures with both versions, and the 2.35 ones (I went through 3 full sets) all had carcass issues. You could really feel them moving from side to side under hard braking and cornering, even at pressures close to 60psi.
Tyre life wasn't that great either. The most I got out of a rear Big Apple was 2000 miles before I felt that it really became unsafe, and I wasn't even locking up the rear brake or anything.

If you really want a road legal tyre, the Tioga City Slicker or Schwalbe City Jet will do just fine.
IMO the 2.2" Bontrager Hank is a lot better, but I have already had several arguments with the local police over it, so I doubt you'll want that for a commuter bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:35 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:17 am
Posts: 881
Location: Norwich, UK
I have a set of the Michelin Country Rock on my Claud Butler and they roll really well and are quite quick. Going to transfer to my Hardrock when I sell the Butler.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DICKO10, Google Adsense [Bot], Mugoftea, munakorva, shed and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group