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View Poll Results: Mixin' Match Tires
Mixin Match gators and michelins 12 52.17%
Run both gators 3 13.04%
stop *****ing about aesthetics 8 34.78%
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Old 12-19-05, 07:26 PM   #1
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So this question is from a completely aesthetic position, but what is everyones stance on mix matched tires. I have some new gator skins (700x28's) and an essentially new Michelin Dynamic front tire (700x25). So what would you do?
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Old 12-19-05, 07:30 PM   #2
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burly tire in the back, pretty tire in the front. form follows function. bulletproof is pretty.
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Old 12-19-05, 07:32 PM   #3
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Run the matching gatorskins first, then when the rear wears out, replace it with the dynamic.
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Old 12-19-05, 07:53 PM   #4
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i always rotate my tires. new on the front, then switch it to the back as needed. my tires are often mismatched. i guess ideally i'd always match them, but it doesn't really work out like that in my world.
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michelin front....specialized back
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Matching tires? When did fixies become pimp my ride?
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Old 12-20-05, 11:30 AM   #7
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burly tire in the back, pretty tire in the front. form follows function. bulletproof is pretty.
I agree--I was a lazy ****** today though and didn't fully prepare for the transit strike related commute. My front is still a 28mm Armadillo, but my back tire is my shiatty $8 25mm that I bought for use on the trainer. I was too lazy to change it last night or this morning.
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