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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

View Poll Results: What do you roll?
Matching all the way. Style points ++ 33 29.46%
Buy 'em as I need 'em 27 24.11%
Utility. Soft feel up front, durable in the back. 17 15.18%
I don't give a crap. 35 31.25%
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Old 03-04-06, 12:15 PM   #1
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mismatch tires?

So what do you do?
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Old 03-04-06, 12:26 PM   #2
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I voted i don't give a crap. Sometimes they match just because I'm building wheels or replacing tyres in pairs. Sometimes they don't. This ain't no fashion show.
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Old 03-04-06, 12:33 PM   #3
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I voted i don't give a crap. Sometimes they match just because I'm building wheels or replacing tyres in pairs. Sometimes they don't. This ain't no fashion show.
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Old 03-04-06, 12:35 PM   #4
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Mine match because I found a tire that I loved (Specialized All Conditions Pro) and eventually ended up with two of 'em on at once.
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Old 03-04-06, 12:41 PM   #5
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... This ain't no fashion show.

BWAAHHHHH HA HA HHHHAAAAAAA! heh, heheeeheehee.
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mine don't match very often. it isn't common to find matching tires in the dumpster.
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Old 03-04-06, 12:46 PM   #7
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Buy 'em as I need 'em...

I'm matching them all the way on my roadie though.
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Old 03-04-06, 01:30 PM   #8
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mine don't match very often. it isn't common to find matching tires in the dumpster.
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Old 03-04-06, 08:04 PM   #9
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mine don't match very often. it isn't common to find matching tires in the dumpster.
Agreed.

Right now I have Vittoria Fortezza TriComps in 700x25. One is pink, and one is blue. That's the closest I've come to finding matching tires that weren't already on matching wheels.
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Old 03-04-06, 08:36 PM   #10
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semi-knobby up front, totally slick out back. because I run a front brake.
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Old 03-04-06, 08:39 PM   #11
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you're a pack of slobs
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For the past year I have ridden with Conti 4 Season GP's in front, for their wet weather stickiness; and, with Armadillos in back, for their resistance to flats.

This Monday I will start riding Conti GP 4000s, front and back.
I'll report the difference.
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Old 03-05-06, 12:46 AM   #13
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i ride a cheap kenda that came on my bike up front and then a specialized all weather armadillo in the back cause i skidded through my others.
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I don't give a crap. It's hard enough to find clean matching socks every morning as it is.
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I miss match right now. but normaly I have matching tires or at least ones that are for front and back of the same company and style line.
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Buy 'em as I need 'em...

I'm matching them all the way on my roadie though.
Interestingly enough, the tires on my fixie match right now, and the tires on my roadie don't

pure coincidence, though
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Old 03-05-06, 06:17 PM   #18
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Gatorskin on back, rubino or zaffiro up front. Utility all the way. Then ride em til they die.
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ive said it before(all the time), i am really poor. so ending up with matching tires is like finding a box full of money. that said, bontrager race lite in the front(slick) and michelin orium with red stripes and tread on the rear. and i use a front brake to save the rear tire.
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Old 03-05-06, 06:25 PM   #20
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I use tubulars... those qualify in this tires survey??
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Old 03-05-06, 06:30 PM   #21
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I can't really vote, because I don't know which bike you're asking about.
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