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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-31-12, 10:05 PM   #1
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GP4000S Tires on sale at PBK $38

On sale, just ordered 4 of 'em.

700 X 23 or 25

free shipping on orders over $30

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Of course they're on sale. I just ordered a couple from Ribble.
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Of course they're on sale. But never in 650s.
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Got me some... Thanks!
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I Just hope they fill my order before yours in case they run out he he he!
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Of course they're on sale. But never in 650s.




$48,............... $10 more but still a good price.


Basket over $55 and the price drops to $39 per tyre. (buy 2 tyres and save )

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/tri...re/conttyrf325

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Also the same deal on GP 4000 in a 650 X 23

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/tri...re/conttyrf320
Ribble has tri tyres (650 X 23) in a GP.

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Cool, I just grabbed 2. It seems like every time I damage a tire I can't find anything that fits for a reasonable price.

Now I'll probably not use them until they dry rot.

Thanks for the link though.
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Cool, I just grabbed 2. It seems like every time I damage a tire I can't find anything that fits for a reasonable price.

Now I'll probably not use them until they dry rot.

Thanks for the link though.
Yeah, I hate being in a bind and having to buy something I don't like for a price I don't like cause I need it in a pinch.

I have a pretty new GP4000 tire on my bike I bought about a month ago. I was planning to get one as a spare but Gina said get 4. Who am I to argue?
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$48,............... $10 more but still a good price.


Basket over $55 and the price drops to $39 per tyre. (buy 2 tyres and save )

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/tri...re/conttyrf325

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Also the same deal on GP 4000 in a 650 X 23

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/tri...re/conttyrf320
Ribble has tri tyres (650 X 23) in a GP.
Thanks! First time I've seen 650s on sale.
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Thanks! First time I've seen 650s on sale.
No prollem! Ribble has some great prices on hubs too. Many clydes are always looking for hubs, they're real cheap on Ribble.

105 set, front and back and Ultegra front and back, great prices!

$63

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...pd/shimhubr492

$130 for the set?

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...pd/shimhubr492
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Link?

I don't know what PBK is. Thanks.
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I have four left, on the shelf. I had to pay full price ($75) for a GP4000 once, and I don't plan to do that again.
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I don't know what PBK is. Thanks.

Pro Bike Kit dotcom


http://www.probikekit.com/us/tyres-t...road-tyre.html
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Thanks for the heads up Beanz. Just ordered a pair. Hopefully I don't have the same issues others have had mounting these on my Easton wheels.
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Thanks for the heads up Beanz. Just ordered a pair. Hopefully I don't have the same issues others have had mounting these on my Easton wheels.
A lot of it is technique. Ask Alyce, although nice, someone insisted on changing her flat for her. Had problems with installation, ended up prying the tire on, punctured the tube in 6 places! .......

He started on the second tube when Alyce asked me to do it. I had to insist on taking the wheel as he started to pry in the seond tube as well. I took the wheel and installed it bare hands, no levers. It's all about technique.

Alyce has Easton wheels.
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A lot of it is technique. Ask Alyce, although nice, someone insisted on changing her flat for her. Had problems with installation, ended up prying the tire on, punctured the tube in 6 places! .......

He started on the second tube when Alyce asked me to do it. I had to insist on taking the wheel as he started to pry in the seond tube as well. I took the wheel and installed it bare hands, no levers. It's all about technique.

Alyce has Easton wheels.
Stupid question, but can I put these on a Trek 1.1?
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You asking about the GP4000's or the Easton Wheels?
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What's so challenging about Easton wheels? I have a set and although I can't get the tire OFF barehanded (used to be able to do that, talk about handy) I can certainly get it on again.
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I have Conti sports on them right now and it was a PITA to get them on. Blistered my thumbs doing it. I did a search online and fount that I wasn't the only person having trouble mounting tires on them. The Vittoria tires I used to have weren't too much trouble to put on. It seems it's an issue with Continental and Eastons. Some people had trouble mounting Michelin tires too.

I'll get them on I'm sure. I just hope I don't end up with blisters on my thumbs...again.
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I have Conti sports on them right now and it was a PITA to get them on. Blistered my thumbs doing it. I did a search online and fount that I wasn't the only person having trouble mounting tires on them. The Vittoria tires I used to have weren't too much trouble to put on. It seems it's an issue with Continental and Eastons. Some people had trouble mounting Michelin tires too.
Some tires go on easy, some don't. The ones that don't can be a real hassle, since they increase the likelihood of pinching the tube when installing the tire. One thing that sometimes helps is mounting the new tire on the rim without a tube and letting it stretch overnight. Doesn't always work, but I've found that some tires are much easier to install after they've been on a rim for a while.

P.S. use tire levers and you'll be less likely to blister your thumbs!
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increase the likelihood of pinching the tube when installing the tire.
Been there done that! I'm just glad it happened at home and not on the road.

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One thing that sometimes helps is mounting the new tire on the rim without a tube and letting it stretch overnight.
If I have issues I'll try that. It's a good idea.

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Yes, a thousand times yes. I've learned that lesson.

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talk about handy..I can certainly get it on again.
I'm not even going to say what popped in my head when I read that.
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You asking about the GP4000's or the Easton Wheels?
The GP4000's.
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I'm not even going to say what popped in my head when I read that.
Thank you. I wasn't going to say anything......but as long as you brought it up!

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Generally how long does it take for items purchased from ribble/pbk take to arrive?
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