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 Post subject: I've gone all skinny!
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:16 pm 
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Decided to try some Schwalbe City Jets on my 1990 Marin Eldridge....and I must say, it's bloody good fun!!! 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:50 pm 
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Nice andy.........do you have a full side on pick to post up?......

......I run most of my retro stuff on the road most of the time to keep it all in tip top nick. As such most of my bikes have skinnies fitted as default......unless you are planning big mileage I much prefer them to a road bike...... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Yes, MTB's with high PSI in slicks are fast and fun on the raod with a nice solid feel 8)

WD :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Nice andy.........do you have a full side on pick to post up?......

......I run most of my retro stuff on the road most of the time to keep it all in tip top nick. As such most of my bikes have skinnies fitted as default......unless you are planning big mileage I much prefer them to a road bike...... :D


I'll take one tomorrow Daz. Took these ones quick with my iPad!!!! They are a bit crap.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:34 pm 
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They are good mate, I'm just a whore for a full side on shot!.......I've never owned a zolatone Marin, it's on the bucket list.......the contrast between frame and fork is great......immediately recognisable with a glance from a passing car!......


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:13 pm 
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Ere you go Daz...just for you.. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Are they the 26x1.5's? they look cool 8)
I use the same tyres on my work bike, ended up fitting a bigger chainring as you can't half get some speed up on those slicks! Not had a puncture in well over a year of use either (may have just jinxed myself there :facepalm: ).


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:43 pm 
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Are they the 26x1.5's? they look cool 8)
I use the same tyres on my work bike, ended up fitting a bigger chainring as you can't half get some speed up on those slicks! Not had a puncture in well over a year of use either (may have just jinxed myself there :facepalm: ).


Yep..they are the 1.5's..I like them, and they look good with the black rims... 8)

Went out for a quick spin today. Went over to Hadleigh Castle where the Olympic MTB track was..there was some sort of race there over the weekend, so some of the track was still open!!! I'm quite shocked at how good these tyres are off road. It was just the 70psi that killed my arms!

But on the road they are wonderful... :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Those tyres look well cool, I'm after some skinny tyres for my recently restored Peugeot Scorpion 531, so I think I'll give these City jets a go.
The bike originally came with Michelin 1.75 tyres and was always fast on the road, but grooved slicks should be brilliant.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:59 am 
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Those tyres look well cool, I'm after some skinny tyres for my recently restored Peugeot Scorpion 531, so I think I'll give these City jets a go.
The bike originally came with Michelin 1.75 tyres and was always fast on the road, but grooved slicks should be brilliant.


Cheap too!!

Shop around, you should be able to find them for £10 each....sometimes cheaper.


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