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Old 04-01-12, 02:30 PM   #1
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New tyres

Had the Pinnie for a couple of months now and beginning to get to know it. Overall I am pleased with the bike but I had to change the tyres. The OM's never did feel right and when I got two punctures- one front and one rear- in the same ride I found out why. There was a distinct lack of rubber on the tyres. If these were my usual PR3's- I would say that they had come to the end of their life but they had only done 100 miles or so and the patterning was still fully across the tyre.

So online to get the best price on a set pf PR3's and got them from Chain Reaction. Only problem- No Grey/Black in stock and as the bike is white- I did not feel like fitting a coloured tyre on it. For some reason I thought white tyres would work- well better than blue or yellow or the other colours that are available- So that is what I got.

The tyres work superbly- but that may be because I am biased- and even had a chance to prove that they work well on the downhill today. They roll better than the OM's and I have confidence in the bike.

Only downside is that colour. Mainly white bike with white bar tape and saddle and I have now made it whiter with White tyres. It is too much over the top


Compare that with the black tyres I had on before and hopefully you agree.


I know I disliked white on a bike before I got the Pinnie- but now it has white tyres it is not looking good. It has lost that bit of class it used to have and looks like a "Poseurs" bike. All I need is the the Houseboy following on behind in the 4x4 and it will be complete.
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Old 04-01-12, 02:41 PM   #2
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I wanted black tires and rims and spokes to show off the great frame and paint work.
This is the first and only bike I have that I want it to always look good.

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Got to agree with you on your white tires.
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Old 04-01-12, 02:44 PM   #3
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I much prefer the black tyres on that bike Stapfam. Red stripe would also look good, but I don't care for the white.
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Yep! I would definitely go with the black tires. I think that if the color of your tires is the same as the predominant color of the bike, it tends to take away from the bike.
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No problem, stap.

You're not allowed to use your outside hose - right? Just ride your bike the way that it is, don't wash it, and the tires will turn dingy gray in no time by themselves.

That bike does look rather stark with the white tires but, given the available choices, that's what I would have chosen too.
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My feeling is white tires will be fine but you must wear a driving cap and perhaps sport a goatee. In other words, make a virtue of the white with no apologies whatsoever. Boldness my friend - boldness.
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I agree with Retro Grouch, they won't be white for long.

Whatever we do...we can't let DG see those tires.
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Add White shoes with Black socks.
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Careful, Stapfam. I know where houseboy lives.
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Uh... Basic black please... My Roubaix has a similar black and white colour scheme and white tires would make it look pretty wierd.
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Careful, Stapfam. I know where houseboy lives.
A threat I could do without.

Glad it is not only me. At least I have not lost my taste but there is a good side to this. The amount I will be riding this year it won't be long before they are replaced. I thought I was just showing my "Non" OCD side.
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It don't look too bad. Needs more chrome.
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