Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Tire and lockring question
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My lbs only stocks soma lock rings. How are these?
My lbs recommended some michelin tires or said for less I can get some irc, thoughts? Don't know the exact models. He said they were thinner 700c tires.
Vague questions I know but thanks for the help.
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03-26-08, 03:42 PM
arrospok in front
He's talking 700c....frontospok gotts to be 650 for baaaspinz;)
OP your lbs stinks.
03-26-08, 03:53 PM
If they are michelin omniums I have one on my road bike right now, it seems decent I guess, though for a similar price continental makes an ultra sport tire that I've got on a front wheel and seems to be rocking. Your LBS seems to not be rocking, you should look into a new one.
More than $10 is too much for a lockring. Your tire question is too vague as michelin covers the spectrum from crap to race tires.
I don't know that more than 10 bucks is too much for a lockring; I paid 15 or 12 for my DA
03-27-08, 06:40 AM
Don't know the exact models. He said they were thinner 700c tires..
Not helpful at all. Michelin makes a whackload of tires. With obvious differences in quality and price.
03-27-08, 09:01 AM
soma lockrings have a little "extended thread tab", which may or may not fit all the way on your hub.
I got a milwaukee lockring (ben's cycle) for $8 plus shipping, for my no name track hubs, and the milwaukee ring fits better than the original (which was made from old kleenex or something)
for a fixed gear tire choice, you just don't want anything super light, get tires with a nice thick tread portion, and as everybody said above, michelin makes so many tires, you'll just have to shop around.
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