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    Knobbies on the GIANT bowery(oh yah!)

    Check this one out. 700x31 panaracer knobbies on bowery. 44x18 FW or 17 fixed. A tight fit on the fork but good on the rear. For all the haters of the giant compact geometry-this thing rails on hard pack dirt and loose gravel. this is my commuter/main get out on the bike ride. I just tried out the fat tires for the "master planned bike trails" in my area. A mix of paved trail and desert soil loose over hardpack. Geared it down a bit and now a whole different ride. Once the tires wear i'll probably go a bit narrower.
    Just thought i'd share my bikes update.

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    destroy!

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    The Bowery is a tank, and that one has appropriate 'treads'. Nice.

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    Niice! I have a Bowery...it's going to get rattle-canned soon, but they ride nice for commutes.

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    my friend ride a iro jamie roy with cyclocross tires on it all the time,he just wrecks **** its sweet. his bike looks tough as nails

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    that looks rad!
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    i practice vagabondery.

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    that looks great man. I can't believe you could squeeze knobbies on there. Did you rattle-can your bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I'veGotABikeSyd
    that looks great man. I can't believe you could squeeze knobbies on there. Did you rattle-can your bike?
    Thanks, Not rattle can. it is the polished al from last years model. one of the first things i did was rip the stickers off. The knobbies really help soften the ride of the aluminum. It is a real tight fit with these tires. I researched and found that ritchey,michelin, and vredenstein make some 700x30 cross tires that are like semi-slicks. i probaly do those up when the knobs are worn off.

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    did you replace the rims too?

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    Crampin' muh style. But Mr. Cool Tim can let it sliiiiiiiiide.


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    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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    someone needs to start a fixed/cross/Knobbie apprieciation thread.











    edit:I think I will

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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe
    Crampin' muh style. But Mr. Cool Tim can let it sliiiiiiiiide.


    this is pretty much exactly how I envisioned my group buy frame

    back to the drawing board!

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