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    37 x 349 mm (16 x 1 3/8") tires with tan sidewalls?

    I am looking for 349 tires with tan sidewalls. That mimics tubulars
    But they are very hard to find. Most of the big brands of utility tires are quite boring and just manufacture black tires for 349 mm. Biggest margin for profit.

    The only model so far is (and that is also quite rare with tan sidewalls):
    Primo Comet 37 x 349 mm (16 x 1 3/8")
    http://ginrinrin.exblog.jp/15484557/

    Brompton them selfs shows very few alternatives.
    http://www.brompton.co.uk/our-bikes/...plorer/8/tyres
    Last edited by 1987; 05-05-13 at 06:26 AM.
    I am looking for an early 70s Fiamme Red label wheelset on Camp Record LF.
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    Added visibility, the reflective sidewall ring is a winner in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1987 View Post
    The only model so far is (and that is also quite rare with tan sidewalls):
    Primo Comet 37 x 349 mm (16 x 1 3/8")
    http://ginrinrin.exblog.jp/15484557/

    i think you may have found the only one.

    ironic story: i was on a biking trip a few years ago. my rear tire developed a rip in the sidewall, separating it from the wire bead. there was only one bike shop near me and i thought for sure they would not have a 349 tire. in fact, i was told by the shop owner that it would have to be ordered and that i would not find a 349 tire in any shop in the state. while i was chastising myself for not bringing extra tires on a cycling trip, the shop assistant emerged from the stock room and said, "is this it?" he was holding a 349 tan gum wall primo comet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    i think you may have found the only one.

    ironic story: i was on a biking trip a few years ago. my rear tire developed a rip in the sidewall, separating it from the wire bead. there was only one bike shop near me and i thought for sure they would not have a 349 tire. in fact, i was told by the shop owner that it would have to be ordered and that i would not find a 349 tire in any shop in the state. while i was chastising myself for not bringing extra tires on a cycling trip, the shop assistant emerged from the stock room and said, "is this it?" he was holding a 349 tan gum wall primo comet...
    Great story. They might have been more availiable in the past. I mosty find them on Asian sites today.
    I am looking for an early 70s Fiamme Red label wheelset on Camp Record LF.
    Fiamme research institute: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/781480

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    Bike shop may have different sources within the trade wholesale distribution, that won't supply
    online resellers.

    a recumbent owner had a well worn comet.. as a front tire..

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    My Brompton has a pair of even rarer Primo 'Champ' tyres, that also have a tan (well cream) sidewall. These are sub-1" width wheelchair tyres mind, so probably not what you're after. Do Panaracer do any 349s? They do tonnes of gumwalls.


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    oh, my...

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    Resurrecting this thread as I have a new option for tanwall/gumwall/amberwall 349s. Comets seem basically dead in this colorway unless you score some NOS somewhere.
    Looking at pimped Korean Bromptons, I managed to find a new contender - the Fantome Mini by Velotto. They look really nice.

    Not sure how you'd get some from there to where you are but it's a lead isn't it?

    KUSTOM your bicycle SHOP"Ku#"? ?? ?? ?????!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LittlePixel View Post
    Resurrecting this thread as I have a new option for tanwall/gumwall/amberwall 349s. Comets seem basically dead in this colorway unless you score some NOS somewhere.
    Looking at pimped Korean Bromptons, I managed to find a new contender - the Fantome Mini by Velotto. They look really nice.

    Not sure how you'd get some from there to where you are but it's a lead isn't it?

    KUSTOM your bicycle SHOP"Ku#"? ?? ?? ?????!

    Thanks @LittlePixel

    Those Velotto Fantome Mini looks really good!
    I am looking for an early 70s Fiamme Red label wheelset on Camp Record LF.
    Fiamme research institute: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/781480

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