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    looking for a 27" tire without the yellow walls

    So this isn't about cyclocross racing but about cyclocross tires...

    I decided I would commute through the winter this year rather than hang up my good bike and ride the bus, so I set about building a single speed winter bike out of the standard old steel road frame, etc. I figured cyclocross tires would be good for the Minneapolis winter; narrow enough not to slow me down too much when it's dry and cut through the snow and crap when it's there, but with a little extra grip when the going gets sloppy. So far so good. I kept the outrageously heavy, tough old 27" rims from the original bike, thinking they'd be good for winter.

    So here's the question: has anyone ever seen a 27" cyclocross tire without those STUPID yellow "white walls"? I mean, I get that it's a minor point, but they're awful looking! I just don't understand why there's an assumption that just because you have an old frame means you want old looking tires.

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    Harris cyclery sells a 'Club Roost' brand blackwall that should meet your needs. ...Unapomer...
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    you can more than likely get the club roost tire at your local shop. every shop i've ever worked at carried them. they're basically your only option.

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    The best online price I could find was $16.40 each from Niagra Cycle Works. I've ordered from them before, very painless. ...Unapomer..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3MTA3 View Post
    you can more than likely get the club roost tire at your local shop. every shop i've ever worked at carried them. they're basically your only option.
    http://www.biketiresdirect.com/pvivz...ad_tire/pp.htm

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    that's a road tire. we're talking about cross tires with knobby treads. there are plenty o' 27" road tires with inverted tread patterns.

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