Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-17-12, 07:43 AM   #1
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Needed a new tire?



Put the front tire on the rear and put the new one on the front.
I decided to try out the Specialized Turbo Elite. I had Michelin Pro Race 3 before(well and still do...on the rear now).
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-12, 08:28 AM   #2
jmccain
Senior Member
 
jmccain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Bikes: Kvale, Peugeot, Cervelo, Bridgestone
Posts: 597
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yep - air showing through.
jmccain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-12, 08:30 AM   #3
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Too funny
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-12, 08:47 AM   #4
Rick@OCRR
www.ocrebels.com
 
Rick@OCRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Los Angeles area
Bikes: Several bikes, Road, Mountain, Commute, etc.
Posts: 6,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
You certainly got your money's worth out of that one! I'm known for squeezing every last mile out of tire, but even I don't let them get that worn.

Rick / OCRR
Rick@OCRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-12, 09:03 AM   #5
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It went from OK-looking to that in one ride. Check those tires out regularly, folks
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-12, 02:09 PM   #6
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760, '87 Miyata 712
Posts: 11,368
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 119 Post(s)
Amazing.

When we were kids we'd be tatooing the pavement with skids trying to bald the rear tire. We seemed to think that making the rear tire look like a racing slick would make us faster.
OldsCOOL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-12, 05:27 PM   #7
Phil85207
Century bound
 
Phil85207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa Arizona
Bikes: Felt AR4 and Cannondale hybrid
Posts: 2,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Amazing.

When we were kids we'd be tatooing the pavement with skids trying to bald the rear tire. We seemed to think that making the rear tire look like a racing slick would make us faster.
Holy cow, I remember that. My first bike was used and cost 50 cents.
Phil85207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-12, 08:04 AM   #8
Bikey Mikey
Senior Member
 
Bikey Mikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newport News, VA USA
Bikes: Diamondback Edgewood LX; Giant Defy 1
Posts: 3,325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How many put playing cards in the spokes or did wheelies?
Bikey Mikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:25 PM.