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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)

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Old 04-17-11, 08:17 PM   #76
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I really want to get a set of Scwalbe Durano Plus but I guess the 28c version is only available in Europe right now.
Oh, I'll be going to Germany next months, I could pick something up for you.


Oh, by Germany, I mean my German neighbour Jan's house and by pick something up, I mean not going to happen.

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Old 04-18-11, 08:04 AM   #77
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Yeah, whatever. I just got a 25 and a 28 directly from Schwalbe. Screw waiting until mid June for those ThickSlicks I ordered.
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Old 04-18-11, 10:05 AM   #78
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Dude, if they turn out sick as hell, new dealer/importer for Schwalbe? haha
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Old 04-18-11, 11:22 AM   #79
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From what I've read, the Durano Plus seems like a pretty kick ass (albeit expensive) tire. I've always thought the regular Duranos were pretty good and it's awesome that Schwalbe made a more flat-resistant version. Also stoked that it comes in 28. I'll report back once I get some miles on them.
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Old 07-29-14, 07:42 PM   #80
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i am also a break free fixed gear rider with some experience. i personally love the thickslick tires. they are durable thick and pretty puncture resistant. they have no tread on them which makes it far easier to make those last minute skids to slow down or stop. has helped me in more then one close call. but yes in reality brakes are the smartest even though i don't use them i still recommend them.
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Old 07-29-14, 07:50 PM   #81
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Thick Slicks are good for commuting. 100psi max
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Old 07-29-14, 10:12 PM   #82
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wow guys

but really i'd probably never even try them, i think the logo is obnoxious. cause you know, looks are everything.
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Old 07-29-14, 10:34 PM   #83
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I ruin 115psi in my thick slick
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Old 07-30-14, 08:49 AM   #84
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I installed some Fyxation Session 700 tires last week and put about 60 miles on them so far. My route consists of new/old pavement, gravel, mud and some light off road trails without any issues. I should note that I donít skid stop really at all and rely mostly on brakes.
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Old 07-30-14, 08:51 AM   #85
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wow guys

but really i'd probably never even try them, i think the logo is obnoxious. cause you know, looks are everything.
It comes off very easily with nail polish remover.

Also, I hate ThickSlicks.
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Old 07-30-14, 02:48 PM   #86
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I know this might make me a weenie, but I got a really good deal on some Specialized Roubaix pro tires, 25/28's, and I've been using these for a few months and not a single flat thus far and they ride amazingly.
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Old 07-31-14, 12:04 AM   #87
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my vittoria randos have the double shielding in them. once you wear the initial thread down the red strip shows through. not sure if that is the point, or just happenstance but maybe that helps...

also, im thinking of going back to gatorskins from the rando, but the skid on the rando is WAY more forgiving and smooth. helps in a pinch for sure. only problem is, gators last a heck of a lot longer. any solid panaracer suggestions? besides tserv?
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Old 07-31-14, 06:21 AM   #88
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Old 07-31-14, 08:06 AM   #89
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Just got some RiBMos and they're great so far.

Also, so, this is my first post. Hello!
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Old 07-31-14, 09:00 AM   #90
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Just got some RiBMos and they're great so far.

Also, so, this is my first post. Hello!
Got probably a thousand miles on mine and they still have plenty left. You won't be disappointed.

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Got probably a thousand miles on mine and they still have plenty left. You won't be disappointed.

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Good to hear and thanks! I'll actually be in your neighborhood over Labor Day weekend.
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Have fun and be safe.
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Old 07-31-14, 12:48 PM   #93
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any solid panaracer suggestions? besides tserv?
You seem to be heavy into skidding. Get a Soma Everwear. It was the longest lasting tire I found when skidding. Comes in 23/26/28/32mm and made by panaracer
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You seem to be heavy into skidding. Get a Soma Everwear. It was the longest lasting tire I found when skidding. Comes in 23/26/28/32mm and made by panaracer
+1 best rear tire for skidding. Material is just the right amount of suppleness to make for nice smooth skids.
However there's some trade offs with weight due to extra rubber for skids and the tendency of them to become squared as they are worn down.
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i am also a break free fixed gear rider with some experience. i personally love the thickslick tires. they are durable thick and pretty puncture resistant. they have no tread on them which makes it far easier to make those last minute skids to slow down or stop. has helped me in more then one close call. but yes in reality brakes are the smartest even though i don't use them i still recommend them.
I am 61 so I think it might be hard for me to learn how to skid to a stop, but the main reason I dont even try is I cant afford to replace tires every week lol,,,so I run a brake
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You seem to be heavy into skidding. Get a Soma Everwear. It was the longest lasting tire I found when skidding. Comes in 23/26/28/32mm and made by panaracer


thanks for the vote. after reading a hundred posts about tires i think it's fair to say i am pretty well informed...ha
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Old 07-31-14, 11:48 PM   #97
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I am 61 so I think it might be hard for me to learn how to skid to a stop, but the main reason I dont even try is I cant afford to replace tires every week lol,,,so I run a brake
Assuming you do learn how to skid, you won't blast through tires in a week. I'm on the same set of tires that I had a year and a half ago now. I've only been skidding to stop for about half that time though and I never do those long tire-eating skids.
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Old 08-01-14, 01:47 AM   #98
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Assuming you do learn how to skid, you won't blast through tires in a week. I'm on the same set of tires that I had a year and a half ago now. I've only been skidding to stop for about half that time though and I never do those long tire-eating skids.
When I first got into riding years ago we'd go skid for hours on end. I was eating through an everwear a month. I quickly learned that was an expensive habit.
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Have about 300 miles on a set of thick slick city elites and they have been great so far. Heavy as all hell but no flats which is great considering my pothole filled and glass littered commute to and from work.
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Old 08-20-14, 09:50 AM   #100
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Panaracer T-Serv is basically an all black Pasela TG.

Big fan of all the Paselas, they are a good compromise for road feel, price, weight and durability. You can usually find for $30 or less online even for the "T Serve Messengers". Had a pair of cream colored ones on my old bike for awhile and they held up pretty well too despite colored tires wearing quicker.

Armadillos ride like crap. Rondonneurs are super heavy. Gatorskins tend to be a little pricey but everyone loves them if you can find a deal.

The base Paselas with the gum wall are like $20 and look nice on a classic bike.
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