You gonna eat that?
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas Church of Hopeful Uncertainty
Bikes: 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist, 1973 Schwinn Varsity, 1983 Raleigh Marathon, 1994 Nishiki Sport XRS
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On my DL-1, only one tire was original... and the 1966 tire is in perfect shape with virtually no cracking. The other one was a made-in-Austria tire with a slightly different tread pattern. The replacement tire developed a bubble in the sidewall and since I was replacing it, I got two Schwalbes from Flying Pigeon L.A. (great ppl to work with, by the way) and I'm saving the original Dunlop.
The Schwalbes, by the way, are very nice tires, but they are really balloon tires and not hybrid-style tires like the original Dunlops. I like them fine, but they yield a much softer ride.
I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.
Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."