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Old 03-22-06, 12:52 PM   #1
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..run one red tire rear, one black front.
Looks hideous.
I got a really good deal, bought one XC front tire for 25$, the second -owner tossed in for $10.
Both were singles, I don't run the same size or tread F\R, the tread and size were perfect both.

I didn't consider how bad it would look.
Doesn't help my bike frame is all black except the seattube -which is red.
The tires are not even true red, more the color of grandmas cheap lipstick-fuschia\pink\red.

Panaracer FireMudPro -they are truly ugly tires.

I might go buy one set of red koolstops for the front black tire -just to keep ugly as a theme.
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YA.... UHM.... NO! not gonna put mis-matched tires on my bike!
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Old 03-22-06, 04:16 PM   #3
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I used non-matching touch up paint on my main commuter bike so that it looks less desirable.

I’ve had two Cannondale mountain bikes built as commuter bikes stolen – one in 2002 and the other in 2003. The second one was the nicest commuter bike I’ve ever seen… I’m convinced that that was its downfall – it looked too good. I won’t make that mistake again. You can’t use a good-looking bike as a commuter and leave it locked up routinely in a city like Atlanta – it will get pinched… it’s only a matter of time.
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Some people would steal anything really, otherwise this guy probably wouldnt need like 3 locks:


I'm glad I dont live in a big city.
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I have a nice commuter rig. I have nice locks. Even more important: I'm quite selective about where I park it.
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Most of the time, that's the best way for mountain biking: mis match tires.
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Old 03-22-06, 10:29 PM   #9
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Old 03-23-06, 12:45 AM   #10
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Never let your bike out of your sight
Actually I can't stop staring at it....it's really an eyesore now.
This is kinda backfired -I try to make my bike less noticable\ugly.

Now it looks like a cheap @$$ booty call from the corner.
And I know -as I ride around, everyone who sees me thinks -'what an ugly red tire!'

....I think having two of them would be WORSE!

Ugly matched is not better, unless it's your sister.
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Old 03-23-06, 01:05 AM   #11
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Red tire rear, front tire black . . man, that's pretty dumb!!!

BTW... here's a pic of my pride and joy.

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Old 03-23-06, 01:46 AM   #12
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Red tire rear, front tire black . . man, that's pretty dumb!!!

BTW... here's a pic of my pride and joy.

Imagine the bike frame is flat black, fork too -with a red seattube\red rear tire.

Nice looking bike and photo composition.
You decorate like I do, bike parts\tools\art.
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Well, I just got the bike back yesterday from the frame replacement. Currently the colors of the bike are kinda random, but I'll settle on some type of color scheme.
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